Easy 4 Ingredient Mouthwatering Mandarin and Almond Cake…

This cake is an absolute knock out. So delicious, so moist and just the right amount of sweet. I thought I’d share the recipe here so you can try it too and best of all it only has four ingredients!



3 medium or 5 small mandarins
6 eggs
1 cup caster sugar
2 cups almond meal


2 cups icing sugar and juice of one Mandarin and one lemon (you can change quantities to get the icing the right consistency)


(Serves 12 people)

  • Place the whole mandarins into a saucepan and cover with water and bring to a gentle boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour, careful not to let the water evaporate.
  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • Line a 22cm cake tin with baking paper.
  • Cool mandarins completely before cutting carefully in half to remove the seeds.
  • Using a stick mixer or normal blender, purée into a liquid.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar on a medium high speed for 8 minutes or until the mixture has tripled in volume and looks pale and thick.
  • Add the mandarin purée and almond meal into the egg and sugar mixture and fold gently with a large spoon until just combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined cake tin.
  • Bake for 50 mins to 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Set aside for 15 minutes to cool. It will sink a little in the middle but this is the perfect little dip to hold the tasty icing!
  • Whisk together the icing sugar and citrus juices and pour on top of the cake. If you wish you can add a couple of mandarin segments or a slice of orange to decorate.

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