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5 from 4 votes

Mandarin Orange Almond Cake

This Mandarin Orange Almond Cake, is an easy Breakfast or Snack Cake, fresh Mandarins and a simple glaze is all you need. Delicious.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian mandarin cake, mandarin orange cake
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup + 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar (granulated)
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds (not almond flour)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup mandarin juice (approximately 5-7) (fresh mandarins)
  • zest 1/2 lemon
  • zest 1 mandarin orange

MANDARIN GLAZE

  • 1 1/4 cups icing / powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons Mandarin Orange juice (fresh)
  • 1-2 tablespoon cream or milk

Instructions

FOR THE CAKE

  • Pre-heat oven to 340° F (170°C). Grease and flour a 9 inch (22 centimeter) bundt pan.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the flour, corn starch, baking powder and baking soda and salt.
  • In a medium bowl beat until fluffy eggs and sugar, gently fold in yogurt, and fold in the flour mixture, then add the almonds, oil, juice and then zest.  Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.
    Let cake sit approximately 15 minutes, then remove from pan.  When cool drizzle with glaze or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

MADARIN GLAZE

  • In a small bowl add icing / powdered sugar, juice and 1 tablespoon cream or milk, stir together until smooth, if too thick then add a little more cream or milk, if too thin add more icing / powdered sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 26.1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.3mg