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Mandarin and Pomegranate 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.

Mandarin and Pomegranate Cake


  • Place a medium sized pot over how heat.
  • Add the mandarins and add enough water to completely cover.
  • Simmer for 2 hours, until the mandarins are very soft. Add more water while simmering, if needed.
  • When ready, drain and set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • You will need a 23 cm spring form pan or round cake pan with a hole in the middle.
  • Grease with butter and dust with sugar. Set aside until needed.
  • When the mandarins have cooled, cut them in half and remove the seeds.
  • Place them in a food processor with their peel on and beat until completely pureed.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, beat the eggs along with the sugar and beat for 6-7 minutes on high speed, using the whisk attachment until light and fluffy.
  • Turn off mixer. Add the ground almonds and baking powder. Stir with a spatula.
  • Add the mandarin puree and stir until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared cake pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Turn the cake pan 180* and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • To make sure the cake is ready, insert the blade of a knife into it. If it comes out clean and dry, it is ready.
  • Remove from oven and allow it to cool completely in the cake pan.

For the syrup

  • In a saucepan, add the pomegranate juice, honey and pomegranate molasses.
  • Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until the syrup thickens.
  • When ready, remove from heat and add the pomegranate seeds.
  • Turn cake out of pan and immediately pour the hot syrup over it, along with the pomegranate seeds.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
14 %


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)
21 %

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)
16 %

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)
10 %


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)
27 %


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)
16 %


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)
18 %


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)
3 %


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.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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