Idea number two for use of an abundance of clementine’s. A clementine cake with clementine glaze. I’ve never tried and orange cake before and the idea seemed very interesting to me. I love the tart taste of good lemon cake, but would I love the mild sweetness of a clementine? Yes! Surprisingly. The cake had a very mild orange flavor, that was sweet and delicate. It amount of zest I put in the glaze gave it that tart “oomph” I was looking for. This cake would be perfect with tea or slathered with butter and toasted under the broiler with coffee. I’m looking forward to see what else I can make with this box of clementine’s!
Clementine Cake with Glaze
for the cake
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- Zest of 5 clementine's
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 5 large eggs
for the clementine glaze
- Zest of 2 clementine's
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh clementine juice
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour bundt pan, set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, clementine zest, and clementine juice. Set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- With the mixer on low, alternate adding the buttermilk mixture and flour mixture to the bowl, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
- Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
- Cool cake completely before flipping it out onto a cooling rack. Let cool for another 30 minutes after you’ve flipped it out on a cooling rack.
- In the meantime, make the clementine glaze by whisking together clementine zest, powdered sugar, and clementine juice. Add more clementine juice if you like a thinner glaze.
- Pour glaze over top of the bundt cake. Cut and serve.
Adapted from Table for Two