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Mandarin syrup cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.


For the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 170ο C (340ο F) set to fan.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, and mix with a spoon. Set aside.
  • In another bowl add the juice, eggs, yolks, sugar, olive oil, vanilla, zest, yogurt, and mix with a hand whisk until the sugar melts.
  • Add the solid ingredients into the bowl with the wet ones, and mix with a serving spoon.
  • Butter and flour a 30 cm cake pan and add the mixture inside. Bake for 40-50 minutes.
  • Let it cool on a rack for 2 hours.

For the frosting

  • On a bain-marie, add the couverture and mix with a spatula for 1-2 minutes, until it melts.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, icing sugar, and beat with the whisk attachment for 3-4 minutes at medium speed.
  • Add the melted couverture into the mixer’s bowl along with the food coloring paste, and mix with a spatula.

For the syrup

  • In a pot add the juice, cognac, vanilla, honey, and let it boil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside.

To assemble

  • Cut the cake in half, vertically. With a knife, cut the surface to straighten it.
  • With a pastry brush, spread the syrup over each cake piece.
  • Place 3 strips of parchment paper onto a platter, shaped like a triangle, so to keep your platter clean.
  • Place one of the cake pieces, and spread half of the frosting.
  • Cover with the other half of the cake with the cut surface facing downwards, and spread the remaining frosting.

To serve

  • Make any kind of patterns that you like with the chocolate couverture.
  • Decorate with the mandarins, mint leaves, and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
30 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
36 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
60 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
32 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
63 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
15 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
5 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
8 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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