We have been eating them like crazy, but still don’t manage to get through them fast enough, so I got to tinkering in the kitchen & came up with this super easy, super yummy, light, moist cake that even the little miss’s like.
This is a take on the 30 second Orange cake, but Miss 4 & 6 never really seemed to like that one, they found it “too spicy”, their word for anything with flavour…….god forbid!!
This Madarin cake goes down a treat as there is none of the bitterness that you can sometimes get with an orange cake, it has more of a delicate sweet flavour, like the Mandarins themselves :)
I make this cake in my Thermomix but it could be made in a food processor or blender just as easily.
30 Second Mandarin Cake a’la Mama Going Natural
- 4 large Mandarins (I prefer to use seedless)
- 225gm butter
- 3 eggs
- 150gm coconut sugar
- 300gm spelt flour
- 2 t baking powder
Peel 2 of the Mandarins & leave 2 with the skins on. If your kids are more adventurous than mine & you want more of a citrus punch then put all 4 Mandarins’ in with there skins on. If your Mandarins’ have seeds I would recommend taking them out as they will just add bitterness to the cake. Place your Mandarin’s into the mixing bowl with the butter & mix at speed 8 for 15 seconds until the mix is smooth.
Add remaining ingredients to the bowl & mix at Speed 4 for 15 seconds until the batter is nice & smooth. The batter will be slightly runny but never fear it will come together.
Bake in a 20cm round cake pan for 50-60 minutes.
This mix also makes great muffins, just spoon into muffin pans till three quarters full & bake for approximately 20 minutes – they make a great lunch box treat.