Thursday, 12 February 2009

Clementine cake

Over Christmas a friend who was visiting asked me for the recipe for my favourite cake that she really liked - instead of just emailing it to her I made this card and enclosed the recipe.

I don't eat wheat so it's easy to feel a bit left out when there are yummy cakes and treats around! But this cake is sooo delicious! Really moist and a heavenly orangey smell. Here's the recipe if you're interested (it's a Nigella recipe):

Clementine Cake

4-5 Clementines (about 375grams)
6 eggs
225g sugar
250g ground almonds
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder

1) Put the clementines in a pan with some cold water, bring to the boil and cook for 2 hours.
2) Preheat the oven to 190 C/Gas mark 5. Grease and line a 21cm Springform tin.
3) Drain and when cool, cut each Clementine in half and remove the pips.
4) Pulp everything – skins, pith, fruit – in a food processor (or by hand).
5) Beat the eggs. Add the sugar, almonds and baking powder. Mix well, adding the pulped oranges.
6) Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for an hour, when a skewer will come out clean. (You probably will have to cover it with foil or greaseproof paper after about 40 mins to stop the top burning.
7) Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a rack. When the cake’s cold take it out of the tin.

You can also use an equal weight of oranges or lemons (for lemons increase sugar to 250g, and optionally add a glaze made of icing sugar mixed to a pasted with lemon juice and a little water)

Recipe (for the card!)
(All supplies Stampin Up unless stated)

Stamps - Tart and Tangy/Yummy (Sale-A-Bration set)
Ink - Pumpkin Pie/Always Artichoke
Card - Whisper White/Pumpkin Pie/Always Artichoke
Other - scallop edge punch/circle punches/brads/swiss dots cuttlebug folder/Always Artichoke ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sara said...

Marvelous idea. Wish I'd thought about this before I sent a birthday card to a friend who bakes.

Tonya said...

Very cute!

Need More Time to Craft said...

What a great idea. May have to do something similar for a friend that bakes. Thanks for sharing.
Carole x

AuroraDawn said...

I love this card Kate, and the recipe sounds delish... pity I'm on a diet, although I'm sure just looking and thinking gains lbs


joey said...

Hi Kate, this is such a perfect card, love the colours and layout. joey.xx

Jenny said...

LOve the card Kate! isnt Nigella great! I love her recipes!

Traci said...

Wow thanks for the recipe! Cute card! I love the little slices on top!

Kate Mc said...

I have been using the same recipe for some time now. Last summer I gave it to a gluten intolerant friend who was staying. She was so pleased to have cake for the first time in a long time that she even ate it for breakfast!!!! Anyway, she now makes this cake most weeks but she also experiments a lot, changing the fruit. She has made chocolate and pear, apple, raspberry, lemon, orange and lemon plus any other combination that is in season at the time!

Saxo Stamper said...

Oh yummy both for the card and the cake. I have put a cake alert on my blog Kate - what a brilliant idea.

have a great weekend

k x

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds delicious....and what a lovely idea the card is.

Michelle said...

yum yum and a lovely card too, thanks for sharing both will make this cake for sure.. have just made some marmalade too!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Fantastic orange idea Kate, TFS!

Sue McGettigan said...

Mmmm, sounds delicious - and SUCH a pretty card!

Joanne said...

Oooh - sounds yummy Kate - thanks!

KimB said...

Hi Kate,

what a lovely card, loved the colours and design. Makes me want to get Tart and Tangy (well if it turns up in our new AUS catty.