Almond Mandarin Cake

Almond Mandarin Cake


What you’ll need…

  • 4 small (about 400g) mandarins, unpeeled
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 220g almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking power
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water (optional)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds


  1. Put the whole mandarins in a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 45 minutes or until tender when tested with a skewer, topping up water as necessary. Drain, cool to room temperature, cut in half and remove any pips.
  2. Preheat oven to 160°C and line the base of a lightly greased 20cm springform cake pan with baking paper.
  3. Blend the cooled mandarins, eggs and sugar in a food processor until well combined. Add the almond meal, baking powder and orange blossom water (if using) and pulse until combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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