Recipe: Tangy gluten free mandarin cake

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mandarin cake recipe

Winter is mandarin season. Try this tangy mandarin cake recipe to turn those abundant golden fruits in to something very special! The best bit is, you can make it with whole mandarins – skin and all! You can also make a gluten-free version with this recipe.


  • 3 whole medium sized mandarins, washed and cut into quarters
  • 2 cups (500g) gluten free plain flour or standard plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum * optional (for gluten free baking, omit if standard flour is used)
  • ¼ tsp each ground cinnamon and ginger
  • 250g cultured unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs


  • 2 ½ cups (weight) pure icing sugar
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 ½ tbs orange juice
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom

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