Clementine Bundt Cake

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Last weekend, my sister and her friends left behind half a bag of clementines. I didn’t want them to go to waste, so I scoured the Interwebs for a clementine cake recipe. I found this one on the Cooking Light community message board site. The cake looked and smelled wonderful, but it definitely needed the icing to add moisture and break up this dense cake.

***Icing***
2 teaspoons clementine zest
2 tablespoons clementine juice (from 1 clementine)
2 tablespoons softened butter
1 1/3 cups icing sugar
1 tablespoon orange liqueur (optional)

Grate rind and squeeze juice from clementine. In food processor, combine zest and juice, then add butter, icing sugar, liqueur. Process until smooth.

***Cake***
3 medium clementines
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup softened butter
3 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-cup bundt pan. Wash and remove stems of clementines, cut into quarters. Process clementines with sugar in food processor until smooth. Add butter, then eggs, processing after each addition until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, process until combined. Spoon into pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden and top springs back when touched. Cool on rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool on rack. Drizzle icing over cake.

52 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 11:46:15

    Clementines or tangerines are probably my favorite citrus. Especially with some licquor in it!

  2. andrea janssen
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 12:02:06

    I sometimes got to much clementines. This sounds like a great way to use them and eat something really nice!

  3. markd60
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 12:08:58

    These cakes remind me of the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”. You’re supposed to put a potted plant in the hole.

  4. Arthur in the Garden!
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 12:27:31

    So beautiful you almost don’t want to eat it!

  5. tastytreats13
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 13:36:20

    How pretty! This looks and sounds so tasty!🙂

  6. Dimple@shivaaydelights
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 13:39:54

    Looks amazing and my little one loves clementines! Thanks for sharing🙂

  7. Kristi @ MSFK
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 14:26:22

    Wow it came out just perfect! We love clementines, but I never thought of baking a cake using them🙂 yummy!!

  8. Norma Chang
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 14:29:05

    So perfect, would have loved to see a photo with the icing.

  9. TrafficDiva
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 14:46:25

    WOW! That is the PRETTIEST cake I’ve Ever SEEN!!! =)

  10. saucygander
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 16:08:54

    Ooh love the colour! 😀

  11. Mary Frances
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 16:20:30

    Wow! That’s an ingredient I’ve never used in baking. Beautiful.

  12. Fae's Twist & Tango
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 17:19:20

    My mouth is literally watering. I can smell the clementines. I really like the icing too!

  13. abby
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 17:48:31

    I have never heard of a clementine cake, but it sure looks interesting. This looks like something I would make for Fall since it’s so orange and pretty. I wonder if there is a vegan version!

  14. Edible Celebrations (@lavesta)
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 17:51:00

    Golden & delicious I’m sure! Wow!

    Thanks for sharing, Yummy…

  15. Carolyn Jung
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 18:43:03

    The color is dazzling. Would definitely perk up any occasion.

  16. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 19:23:13

    I love clementines but have never used the zest in a cake. I’ll feel so Jamie Oliver, won’t I ?

  17. Liz
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 19:26:12

    What a picture perfect Bundt cake! Bill and Katie would love it as much as I would…so hope to try it for a break between chocolate treats🙂

  18. Mary
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 20:23:10

    Well good for you for finding such a great use for your clementines!
    Mary x

  19. hotlyspiced
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 21:27:36

    I love clementines but have never made a cake with them. This is such a pretty colour xx

  20. Three Well Beings
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 23:48:33

    What a surprise! I wouldn’t have thought to have made a cake! This looks really interesting…and good!🙂

  21. Sandra - The Foodie Affair
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 23:53:11

    Great use of those clementines! Beautiful photo!

  22. Choc Chip Uru
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 01:19:41

    I love clementines colour, this looks insanely beautiful😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  23. Ms Jelena
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 02:14:51

    YUM! Looks gorgeous too! xx

  24. Food,Photography & France
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 04:19:42

    Great looking cake.

  25. bakeawaywithme.com
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 06:07:22

    Ooooo! This sounds like such a delicious cake and pretty, too!

  26. I WIlkerson
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 07:13:28

    I completely understand searching for recipes to keep things from going to waste! Very pretty results!

  27. chef mimi
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 08:39:28

    This looks so beautiful And delicious!

  28. tokyohamster
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 08:50:39

    Yum! This puts me in such a fall mood!

  29. cquek
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 09:13:54

    It looks just delicious to me! And I love how easily it comes together! Thank you for sharing!

  30. Karen
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 09:31:49

    I think you clementine cake sounds terrific. I like a little drizzle of icing on bundt cake as well.

  31. Cher
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 11:26:27

    This sounds wonderful. I love simple bundt cakes like this.

  32. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 12:04:12

    This is sooo pretty!! Too cool that you made a cake with clementines!

  33. Audrey Allure
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 12:23:17

    That looks so good!!

  34. Geraldine Saucier
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 13:15:09

    A beautiful and delicious looking cake. I know what to do with my bag of clementines:)

  35. Nancy/SpicieFoodie
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 14:38:37

    I love citrus flavoured bundt cakes like this one. It look great, thanks for sharing!

  36. Beth
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 14:46:49

    I always wonder why there aren’t more recipes using clementines – this one looks like a winner!

  37. The Squishy Monster
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 15:37:53

    I love how bright and fat this is!!

  38. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 16:44:15

    Ooooh, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I’ll bet it tastes amazing.

  39. laurasmess
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 18:55:42

    This looks absolutely delicious! It’s been a long time since I’ve made a clementine cake. I think that I need to try it, soon (I have a bag of kumquats in the fridge, do you reckon I could use those?) xx

  40. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 23:58:31

    I am in love with the idea of a clementine cake! I can only imagine how amazing the smell is!

  41. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 00:40:44

    The flavour must have been so intense! I must use my Bundt mould again🙂

  42. Anita Menon
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 01:47:17

    looks absolutely delightful!

  43. Cakelaw
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 21:28:17

    It looks like a delicious cake – I like tangy citrus flavours.

  44. Chocolate Shavings
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 07:50:26

    Clementines sound like a wonderful addition to this sweet treat!

  45. apuginthekitchen
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 15:26:52

    That cake is a work of art, how beautiful and I LOVE clementines!!

  46. Raymund
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 17:51:14

    Nice looking cake you have there, I hope someone leaves a bag of it as well at my place

  47. Ameena
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 19:24:12

    I do the same thing when I have leftovers…I scan the web trying to find an appropriate recipe!

    You did a great job. Looks amazing.

  48. Lail | With A Spin
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 01:35:28

    A great cake! Would love a bite.

  49. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 01:08:22

    My kids and I eat at least a few clementines every day when they are in season. My daughter just asked when they are in season. I told her wait and enjoy summer fruits while they last…but we hardly can’t wait for the fruits to appear. Your bundt cake looks so good. I think we’ll finish it in day 1 and nothing will be left.🙂

  50. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 09:09:41

    I love Bundt cakes. They look gorgeous and taste fab! Love your cake!

  51. dedy oktavianus pardede
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 13:42:41

    the color is fabulous…
    i guess it’s tasty too..

  52. Jess
    Sep 18, 2013 @ 13:59:20

    Yum! Beautiful cake! I never thought about making a clementine bundt cake! What a yummy idea!

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