Mandarin Cake

Everytime I go back to Spain I buy cooking magazines. The program Top Chef has just finished and with my favourite contestant winning I was definitely going to buy the Top Chef magazine where he gives great recipes for me to experiment! Watch the blog for more experiments!

First is this beautiful mandarin cake. You will love it. especially how easy it is!
I have made some changes to the recipe to make it a bit more flavoursome.

I am very sorry for the picture, there was no cake left to take pictures! The only one I had was the instagram shot.. Next time I make it I will make sure I take some pictures!

Here is what you need:

4 clementines/mandarins seedless
2 eggs
170g self-raising flour
150g wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
80g golden caster sugar
100ml sunflower oil

Preheat oven at 160 degrees/140Fan.
Cut 2 mandarins in quarters without peeling them (make sure they are cleaned and dry). Peel the other 2 mandarins and put it all in a blender with the sugar, eggs and the oil. Blend everything until it is all mixed and the aren't any pieces of mandarin left.
Sieve the flour onto a big bowl with the baking powder and add the mandarin mixture. Mix it all together and spread in a lined and greased loaf tin.
Cook in the oven for 40-50min, until it starts shrinking from the sides and it has browned on top.

For the topping, I just mixed 100ml of orange juice with icing sugar until it was thick and I poured it on top when the cake was still warm. Bout you could use a normal frosting or for an even better treat, melt 150g of chocolate in a bowl over some boiling water with 75ml of cream. Once melted pour on top of the cake and let it cool.

Sprinkle some mandarin zest on top and serve.