Soft Mandarin Cake with Mandarins in syrup – WHB #321

Wow! This has been a busy week!
I have been trekking every day, it feels almost as high season in July!
This is really an incredible place to live in, to visit.
Sometimes we say it is a pity all hotels are closed in this season, because you can waddle in the snow one day
quasi su

and stand in a sunny storm the other day.

view 15 feb2012

You can walk in complete loneliness or enjoy good company.

panchina con neve

You can admire the small villages and hamlets without tables and chairs
crowding plazas and allies.

Torri da Fornare

The color of the lake changes everyday, the sky goes to blue, grey or becomes flaming red in the evening.

snowy feilds in the sunset 9 feb 2012

This is surely the very best period of the year.
And never as in these past 6 years I have so much enjoyed it.
It is true that getting older you appreciate things you didn’t even
notice before.
And do you what is the most lovely thing of it all?
It is that I pass this joy and enthusiasm I feel to people around me.
Tuesday I did am easy trek from Torri to Garda, 11km of old holm oaks, olive fields, old ruins, rock carving, Monte Bald behind and Garda lake under.
I was together with 9 friends from Malcesine.
People that have travelled the world, visited important cities, works in the tourists business since 20years..and yet when they stepped out on the small plateau of Monte Brè and saw San Vigilio in the winter mist,
san vigilio from monte Brè
they where all stunned.
admiring san vigilio

The cake today is an old recipe but made with mandarins gives it
a new fresh taste (and look :-D)

Soft Mandarin Cake with Mandarins in syrup
soft mandarin cake - tortino morbido al mandarino

you need:
250gr of mascarpone
250gr of yoghurt
juice and zests from 3 mandarins
2 eggs
5 tbps of rice flour
2,5 tbsp sugar
5gr of baking powder (half a sachet)

For the mandarin syrup
2 mandarins
150gr of sugar
100gr of water

Mix the mascarpone, with the yoghurt, the mandarin juice and the zest.
Wisk in the eggs and the sugar.
Add the rice flour and the baking powder.
Pour the batter in a mould covered with baking paper.
Bake in oven at 180° for 40min (check with a wooden stick that the cake is solid)

In the meanwhile prepare the syrup by melting the sugar in the water,
when the sugar is melted add the sliced mandarin and let cook gently for a couple of minutes.

Take the cake out of the mould and pour the mandarin syrup over it, and serve.

this is my entry for this week’s WHB hosted by Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu

I wish to thank  Kalyn from Kalyn’s Kitchen                                                                           and Haalo,Cook (almost) anything at least once                                                       Without Haalo I wouldn’t even be here doing the  the Italian version of WHB!




7 thoughts on “Soft Mandarin Cake with Mandarins in syrup – WHB #321

  1. haalo

    You do live in a most beautiful area, just love seeing the photos and I also just love the look of this cake.

  2. brii Post author

    Thank you Haalo, next time you come to Italy it would be wonderful if you consider visit Garda Lake.
    There is so many things I would love to show you.

  3. astrofiammante

    cake favoloso per me che amo i sapori con gli agrumi, ne ho fatto anch’io uno al mandarino……prossimamente su questi schermi.
    ha ragione Haalo vivi in un bellissimo posto ^_____^ ……scegli una foto e mandamela per l’header del mio blog n.2

    1. brii Post author

      Anch’io sono una grande amante degli agrumi!!
      Aspetto il tuo cake allora!
      Sono appena tornata da un trekking superveloce.
      Maderno- Maclino- Stino-Valle delle Cartiere-Maderno
      9km in 1.30. Praticamente di corsa, per non perdere il traghetto!
      Ok per la foto..cerco, scelgo e spedisco
      Buonissima domenica

  4. Simona

    Ma non dovevi stare un po’ a riposto? Spero che il tallone non sia arrabbiato. La tua torta mi ha fatto tornare in mente una conle arance che ho fatto un sacco di tempo fa: chissa’ dove ho la ricetta. Direi che dopo una bella camminata, una fetta di torta ci sta bene 🙂

    1. brii Post author

      Si in effetti …
      ma faccio fatica…è così bella la fuori che non ci riesco stare in casa.
      Prova cercare la ricetta mi piacciono un sacco i cakes agli agrumi.
      buonissima domenica.


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