Mandarin Almond Cake With Citrus Honey Drizzle
This cake can be made with mandarins or oranges and its great to make when they are in season and you may just have a few to many around. Its a lovely super citrusy tangy cake and its balanced out with 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!
INGREDIENTS6 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.