A lovely dense cake with the yummy flavour combination of chocolate and citrus.


Ingredients (makes 1 22cm cake)

  • 3 large mandarins, unpeeled
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond meal
  • 1/2 cup Self raising flour
  • 200 grams 70% dark chocolate, melted

Method

  1. Place whole mandarins in a saucepan and cover with cold water
  2. Bring water to boil over high heat. Drain. Repeat (this helps to take the bitterness out of the peel)
  3. Return mandarins to pan cover with cold water,bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 30 minutes , or until very tender.Drain and set aside to cool.
  4. Preheat oven to 180 deg. Grease and line a 22 cm springform pan
  5. Coarsely chop the mandarins and discard any seeds. Place in food processor and process until smooth.
  6. Whisk eggs and sugar in a bowl until mixture doubles in size.Add Mandarin puree < flour and almond meal. Gently fold to combine.
  7. Fold in melted chocolate until combined. Pour in to pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until skewer comes out clean
  8. May be served warm with cream and/or ice cream as a desert or cold as a cake .

Notes... East to prepare and a wonderful cake to use as a desert or for afternoon tea. A mud cake texture with delightful flavors

  • Little wastage in this recipe! Have printed it out to try! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  • This looks and sounds delicious. I might give this recipe to a friend as I’m allergic to citrus of any kind.

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  • I can only hope when I try this mine looks just as good. Looks so tasty would love for tomorrow night’s dessert

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  • Wow this looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Lovely ingredients, look forward to making this at home.

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  • looks yummy, will give this one a try. thanks for sharing.

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  • Love the sound of this cake. Do you think if i use flour instead of almond meal it will turn out the same?


    • I’m not sure… Try it and let me know ! i’d be interested in that !

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  • This looks absolutely divine! I love rich cakes like this. Great job!

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  • I love chocolate and citrus. What a great combination. This will taste divine.

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  • It looks so good. I remember one recipe of one gluten-free cake with an whole orange that I think was cooked in the microwave. Delicious. And a wonderful smell around the house!!

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  • This looks great, Ice cream for me please!


    • Ice cream for me too please! perfect with chocolate cake! :)

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  • This looks so moist – I’m sure it tastes delicious!

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  • Mmmm. I do love chocolate cake and citrus cakes are sublime. Put the 2 together and I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to stop at just one piece

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  • So yummy and decadent

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  • A delicious cake with great flavours thanks!

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