Sunday, January 2, 2011

Clementine Cake

As most readers here surely know, this is not a recipe-posting kind of blog.  Except today it is.  I made this cake for Christmas, and it was absolutely freaking amazing, and so easy too.  I'm about to make it again tomorrow for my husband's birthday.  In fact, I think everyone should make it, which is why I have linked to the recipe.

I have heard of this cake being made with Valencia oranges, too, but clementines are ubiquitous in the supermarkets here at this time of year, so I'm sticking with what I know.

16 comments:

Melanie B said...

Wow that looks awesome. I wish I had almonds in the house. We've got plenty of clementines unless my sister and the kids have gone through them all already. I am definitely going to try this. I am very glad you decided to be a recipe posting blog today.

Pentimento said...

Let me know how you like it, Melanie. I think you'll love it!

lissla lissar said...

I just took it out of the oven.

I highly recommend the milk punch from the same site. Mmmm. It's tasty

Pentimento said...

I'll check out the milk punch, thanks, Lissla. I've been eating the leftover cake for breakfast. Oh man, oh man is it good.

lissla lissar said...

Mdhodsgofdppg. This is SOOO GOOD. Thank you. I may store cooked and mushed up oranges in my freezer so I can make this cake whenever I feel like it.

(Sound of eating)

Pentimento said...

Oh dude, I know . . .

irenic cannon said...

this will be fun to make with my 2 youngest because it will give me an excuse to sing the song with them while we make it - cooking and singing go together

lots of good recipes on that blog

have you seen this youtube of the "good pope"? thought you would like to see it if you haven't:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kakdCdZBXwg

Pentimento said...

Irenic Cannon, thank you so very much for the link to that video. It made me cry. It's no wonder that people of every persuasion loved Pope John.

Enjoy the cake! We just finished our second one yesterday, and I think I have to start on the third. It's the kind of thing I want to eat every day of my life.

Melanie B said...

Mine just came out of the oven. I didn't have a springform cake pan so I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it out. May just serve it from the pan. My pan was too small too, so I had to pour the extra batter in a ramekin. We've nibbled the edges off that and it is SO GOOD!!!

Pentimento said...

OK, that settles it -- I have to go make another right now. As soon as I've finished vacuuming all the pine needles up -- I've de-decked the halls today -- I'm starting to boil those clementines . . . . Enjoy the cake! You will not be able to stop eating it!

The Cottage Child said...

Tomorrow I'm going to experiment with tangerines - we have a tree in our yard, have eaten as many as we can, and it still groans with fruit. It took me a few days to be ready for the thought of sweets again, but it's oranges, right, so it's healthy?

lissla lissar said...

I'm making another one tomorrow. I finished the first one yesterday.

Pentimento said...

Yeah, that's how it is, isn't it, Lissla? When I went to make mine today, I found I was out of almonds, so I'll have to wait until tomorrow after shopping.

CC, let us know how it works out with tangerines -- I bet it'll be great.

lissla lissar said...

I'm pretending it's a nutritionally complete everything. Actually, it's not bad- almonds, fruit, eggs, a little sugar.

I think I'll do a double batch. I wonder if you can freeze it?

Melanie B said...

I'd bet it would freeze really well.

My husband thinks it tastes very Sicilian. Since he's half Sicilian, that's a very good thing.

Pentimento said...

I think he's right.