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Mandarin Almond Cake With Citrus Honey Drizzle

Mandarin Almond Cake With Citrus Honey Drizzle

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Mandarins are in season I just love how sweet and delicious they are. Last week I accidentally bought a few to many so I decided to make one of my favourite cakes that I usually make with oranges. Instead this time I wanted to try it out with some mandarins. The result was success and a super citrusy tangy cake. I used our homegrown honey from our very own bees and it gave it the sweetness it needed without being over powering.

I served this up with the honey drizzle and also some tangy coconut yogurt. So good!

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6 mandarins
2 1/2 cups ground almonds
1 cup coconut sugar or 1/2 cup honey
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda

Drizzle Ingredients
1/2 cup honey
Juice from 2 mandarin
Juice from 1 lemon
Zest from 1 mandarin.

In a pot place mandarins, cover with water and a lid then bring to a gentle simmer for 1 hour. Keep checking to ensure water hasn’t evaporated. After an hour drain and allow to cool.
Preheat oven to 180 C / 355 F and line base of a 20cm cake tin with baking paper and grease sides with butter or coconut oil.
Into a blender or food processor place cooked mandarins, sugar and eggs. Blitz up until smooth.
Place into a bowl and stir in other ingredients.
Then pour into cake tin and bake fro 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean.

To make the top, heat honey add in the juices and then drizzle over cake before serving. Garnish with some grated mandarin zest.



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  • Hannah Charles

    Do we peal the mandarins?

    • Hi Hannah, no you don’t. Its all part of the flavour and the cooking makes the skin soft :)

      • Hannah Charles

        Oh my goodness….I went ahead with skins on….and it was The Most Amazing cake!!! Served it with yoghurt to friends and they were raving about it! Thanks for making me look like a great baker! It’s a keeper!

        • Thats awesome to hear. Well done and enjoy it :)


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