Mandarin & Almond Cake | 4 Ingredients
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Mandarin & Almond Cake

Serves 12 people


  • 3 mandarins
  • 6 regular eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 cups almond meal


  • Place the whole mandarins into a saucepan.
  • Cover with water and bring to a gentle boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour, careful not to let the water evaporate.
  • Cool completely before splitting open to remove the seeds.
  • Using a hand-held blender, purée.
  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • Line a 22cm cake tin with baking paper.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar on a medium high speed for 8 minutes or until the mixture is thick, pale and tripled in volume.
  • Add the purée and almond meal and fold gently with a large metal spoon until just combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Set aside for 15 minutes to cool.

Recipe Notes

This cake will sink as it contains no flour to hold its rise.

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What other people thought of the recipe “Mandarin & Almond Cake”

  • ANULKA says:

    5 stars
    So delicious

  • Sharron Farrell says:

    5 stars
    I made this the other day. It barely sank as advised it would, therefore looked great and was absolutely delicious. I will definitely be making it again….and soon!

  • Sharon says:

    5 stars
    Love love this! I took one into work and got asked if it was a secret family recipe passed through generations or if I could share it! 😁

  • Raewyn Keane says:

    I have made this recipe a number of times and it comes out perfect each time. A great way to use the abundance of mandarins off our tree.

Kim McCosker


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