• Makes 1
  • 90 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients


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


  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 .


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

  • Looks delicious and I love the idea of not wasting the peels of the mandarins.


  • I have looked twice and decided this is great for me I will he trying this thanks for the recipe!


  • I feel I would like it better with whole oranges, thanks for this one


  • This sounds divine, can’t wait for mandarins to be back in season.


  • Thank you for providing this. Looks like more then just oranges can be used in cakes , will be giving this ago as plenty of mandarins be used.


  • Have saved this recipe. I have plenty of mandarins to use.


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • 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 !


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


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


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