Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Do you know what an upside down cupcake is called?

Mini Cake!

When it rains it pours....I saw this recipe on a few sites this week...who knew it was Clementine Cake week? LOL. I didn't want a HUGE cake around the house to eat up and I thought I could cut the cooking time a bit if I made mini clementine cakes!

Clementine Cake
Adapted from Nigella Lawson

It is ridiculously moist, no flour and people will find it hard to believe they’re eating a cake of boiled rinds.

4 to 5 clementines (slightly less than 1 pound total weight)
6 eggs
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/3 cups ground almonds
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder

Optional: Powdered sugar for dusting, or for making a glaze

Put the clementines in a pot with cold water to cover, bring to the boil, and cook for 2 hours. Drain and, when cool, cut each clementine in half and remove the seeds. Then finely chop the skins, pith, and fruit in the processor.

Preheat the oven to 375°F .

Butter and line an 8-inch (21 centimeter) springform pan with parchment paper. (I used muffin tins regular and texas sized. NOTE: cut parchment circles for bottom of your pan...these will stick!)

Beat the eggs. Add the sugar, almonds, and baking powder. Mix well, adding the chopped clementines.

Pour the cake mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 50 minutes*(15-20 minutes muffin pan, when a skewer will come out clean; you might have to cover the cake with foil after about 20 to 30 minutes to stop the top from over-browning.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool, in the pan on a rack. When the cake is cold, you can take it out of the pan and dust it with powdered sugar. Nigella says the cake is best on the second day, I agree!


sarah j. gim said...

what a GORGEOUS cake!

sarah j. gim said...

gorgeous cake!

Jo said...

Beautiful cake! I tried this recipe one time and it didn't work out for me. I think I didn't bake it enough and when I turned the cake out, it was very moist in the centre.

The Food Librarian said...

Looks delicious!!! Love the minis!

finsmom said...

This looks so tasty! Great pics!

Im a Middle School teacher too :) (currently on leave though)

kate said...

This looks great and super simple!! I can't wait to try it.

lisa Donovan said...

how many does this make? if you use the muffin tin?

JennyMac said...

This recipe made (using the muffin tins) one regular 12 and one texas sized muffin tin. So, 18 total, 6 large, 12 regular. They will not rise huge like a cupcake either. They will have pretty flat tops. Have fun!