Spiced Mandarin Orange Cake

Difficulty: Hard | Makes: 6-8 Servings

A delicious treat for the Lunar New Year! Enjoy our spiced mandarin cake for a lucky new year.


For the Cake

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup Roland® Speculoos Cookie Butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk

For the Frosting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a ¼ sheet tray with parchment and cooking spray

  2. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add the butter and sugar. Add in cookie butter and mix to combine. Add in eggs, and sour cream mix to combine. Alternate with flour mixture and milk until combine. Using an offset spatula spread out the batter evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes

  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment combine butter, cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, and powdered sugar. Place frosting into a piping bag with a round tip

  4. To assemble, cut out 3-inch rounds with a cookie cutter of the cooled cake. Each small cake should be 2 layers. On the first layer pipe the frosting in a circular pattern and top with mandarin oranges. Repeat with one more layer of a cake round on top, frosting, and mandarin oranges

  5. Garnish with crystallized ginger, speculoos cookie crumble and dulce de leche