Sticky mandarin almond & poppy seed cakes

RECIPE: Sticky mandarin, almond and poppy seed cakes. Try these sweet and sticky mandarin, almond and poppy seed cakes from the Adelaide Central Market today - they're sure to be a morning tea hit with the whole family and the perfect lunchbox treat!

Serves: 12
Cook time: 30
Prep time: 25

Ingredients

Cakes

  • 1/3 cup poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 150g butter
  • 3 tsp finely grated mandarin rind
  • 1 cup raw caster sugar 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup mandarin juice

Sticky Mandarin Syrup

  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • zest & juice of 3 mandarins

Method

Preheat the oven to 160°C (140°C fan- forced). Lightly grease a 12-hole muffin pan & line the bases with baking paper rounds.

Combine poppy seeds & milk in small bowl; stand for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat butter, rind & sugar with electric mixer until light & fluffy; beat in eggs, one at a time, until just combined between additions.

Stir in sifted flour, almond meal, juice & poppy seed mixture.

Place 1/4 cup of mixture into each prepared hole; smooth surface with metal spatula.

Bake cakes in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Meanwhile to make the sticky mandarin topping, place the sugar, water & vanilla bean in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.

Add the mandarin juice, zest & simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove cakes from oven & while cakes are still hot prick the top all over with a skewer.

Drizzle the mandarin syrup over the cakes. Allow the cakes to cool slightly before serving with cream.

Adelaide Central Market offers a huge range of fresh food including fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, cheeses, bakery, small goods and health foods, along with some of Adelaide’s most popular cafes and eateries.

adelaidecentralmarket.com.au
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