Mandarin Chocolate Cake (by request)

I’ve had so many requests for the recipe for this one, I thought I’d put it up here.


250g dark chocolate

250g unsalted butter

6 eggs, separated

½ cup caster sugar

3 tablespoons plain flour, sifted

¼ cup almond meal

1 tablespoon mandarin zest


Preheat oven to 190 deg. Melt chocolate and butter in heatproof bowl over saucepan of simmering water or microwve. Stir until just melted. Remove from heat and set aside.

Lightly mix egg yolks and sugar. Gradually add melted chocolate to egg mixture, stirring constantly. Using a large metal spoon, fold through the flour, almond meal and zest.

Whisk egg white until stiff peaks form. Using large metal spoon, fold half egg whites through the batter until barely combined. Repeat with remaining whites.

Pour into 23cm greased springform cake tin and bake for 35 mins. Don’t worry if cake seems to be wet in the centre: it will firm up a little on cooling.

Remove from oven and leave to cool completely in tin. Transfer to a serving platter and dust with cocoa. Serve with mandarin slices and lightly whipped cream.