Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mandarin Cake

I hereby wishing You & Your Families a Healthy, Wealthy & Prosperous Chinese New Year! 
祝愿大家来临的马年身体健康,财源滚滚,万事如意!


This is a flourless and butter-free cake, sounds very healthy yah?! Not sure how the cake will turn out like, I halved the recipe and baked a 6" round cake. This is one of the simplest cake I've ever done just by blitzing  all the ingredients in a food processor! When I've first read the recipe, the main steps that caught my attention was boiling the whole fruit for 2 hours till soft and thereafter blend the whole fruit with the rest of the ingredients to create the cake batter. Won't the cake taste bitter and awful by adding all skin and pith?? Surprisingly the cake turned out very well liked by my kids... super moist and sweet with a lovely tangy flavour! 




Ingredient (one 6" round cake)
  • one 200gm Mandarin, blemished free
  • 3 eggs, 
  • 100gm sugar
  • 125gm ground almonds
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 100gm whipped cream
  • 1 small canned mandarin segments

Method
  1. Clean mandarin thoroughly. Place it in a deep saucepan, add some cold water to submerge the fruit. Bring to boil and simmer on low heat for 2 hours. Drain away water and cool the fruit. Split the fruit and remove any pips. Blend the mandarin (include skin, pith, fruit) and give a quick blitz in a food processor.
  2. Add in eggs, sugar, almonds and baking powder, blitz lightly after each addition. 
  3. Pour the cake batter into a lined 6" cake pan and spread evenly. Bake in preheated oven at 160 deg cel for 50 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Tent the surface of the pan at the last 10 mins if the cake start to brown too fast.
  4. Remove pan from oven and leave to cool. Unmould the cake when is completely cooled. Place the cake, top side facing down on a serving plate. (Actually not necessary to do this but if the cake is unfrosted, down-side facing up will look nicer as it looks even and crack-free)
  5. Spread whipped cream evenly over the surface of the cake and arrange mandarin segments on top, or simply just serve the unfrosted cake with whipped cream and mandarin segments at the sides.





2 comments:

Francesca said...

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Victoria Bakes said...

Lovely mandarin cake.. I wouldn't be able to resist it

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