Afternoon Tea never tasted so good…This recipe can also be replaced with oranges if mandarins are not available.
Mandarin & Almond Cake
The perfect afternoon tea accompaniment.
4 whole mandarins (if using oranges use 2)
1/3 cup rice malt syrup, honey or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups almond meal
1 tsp baking powder
natural yoghurt or cream to serve
1.Preheat oven to 160’c
2.In a small saucepan place mandarins whole with skin left on, fill with water till covering the mandarins and simmer on low heat for 1 hour, then let them cool ( you can always do this prior even day before and leave in the fridge)
3.In a food processor process the mandarins until smooth
4.Add eggs one at a time followed by rice malt syrup (or honey), vanilla, almond meal, baking powder and process until smooth. Another thing I sometimes like to add is 1tb poppy seeds.
5.Transfer into a greased 20cm round cake tin and bake for 50-60mins until firm and skewer comes out clean.
6.Serve with natural yoghurt or cream