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The most perfect cake with a cuppa! This recipe makes use of the mandarins that are looking a bit sad in the fruit bowl. You don’t have to worry about peeling the mandarins, or removing the pips. You simply boil them as they are. When the time comes to puree them, you puree the fruit, skin, pips and all!


  • 5 eggs
  • 4 small mandarins boiled-simmer for approximately 30-40 minutes
  • 2 cups almond meal/flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamias
  • 2 tablespoons Naturally Sweet Stevia and Naturally Sweet Erythritol mix
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 155 C/310 F Fan Forced and prepare an 8" round pan with baking paper on base and sides.
  • Beat eggs on high for 6 minutes. 
  • Remove the stem remnants and puree the mandarins, skin, pips and all, till there are no lumps. Fold the mandarin puree through the eggs.
  • Mix the dry ingredients and blend well so there are no lumps of baking powder.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the egg mix till well combined but without over mixing.
  • Bake at 155 C for 35-45 minutes or till cooked through to the centre but not overcooked.
  • Allow to cool in pan

Optional Citrus Syrup

  • Blend the juice from 1 lemon with 2 tablespoons Swerve Confectioners Powder or preferred low carb confectioners sweetener.
  • As soon as cake comes out of the oven, poke holes all over it with a small skewer and spoon the syrup over the cake. Allow the cake to cool in the pan.

Recipe Notes

Store cake in an airtight container.Delicious served with whipped cream, marscarpone cheese or Greek yogurt.Bring the mandarins to a boil, then simmer for about 30-40 minutes, topping up water if required.Note that I minimize my use of sweetener in all of my recipes. Taste the batter after you have mixed the batter and if you wish to add some more sweetener, please do so to suit your tastes. Make sure you convert sweetener amounts if you use an alternative sweetener.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.8g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 8.1g | Fiber: 1.1gNote that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.