Mandarin Chocolate Coffee Cake

Recipe by Irmgard
READY IN: 55mins




  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour a 9" x 13" baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the eggs, orange juice and vanilla.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Using a pastry blender or your fingertips, blend the shortening and butter cubes into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour ingredients.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir the egg/juice mixture into the flour/butter mixture until all of the ingredients are moistened.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the mandarin orange segments and chocolate chips.
  • Scrape the coffee cake batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.
  • To make the topping, stir together the coconut, sugar and butter until well combined.
  • Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the coffee cake batter.
  • Bake the coffee cake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it.
  • Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.