Clementine cake from How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food (page 75) by Nigella Lawson

  • eggs
  • clementines
  • ground almonds
  • sugar
  • EYB Comments

    See recipe for lemon variation.

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Notes about this recipe

  • Eat Your Books

    See recipe for lemon variation.

  • stef on November 17, 2019

    This is an excellent moist cake. We really enjoyed that bit of bitterness. Instead of boiling the clementines I high pressured them for 20 minutes in my instant pot. Will repeat.

  • Foodycat on December 16, 2017

    My husband actually requested this cake - which is weird because he doesn't have much of a sweet tooth at all and hardly ever asks for cake. The whole boiled fruit in this gives a nice bitter edge. I used a 2lb loaf tin, which I thought might be a bit small but was actually perfect.

  • Queezle_Sister on January 09, 2014

    Zosia, you always find such excellent recipes! This sounds great, as I am a big fan of the bitter notes from citrus zest. This goes on my "to make" list!

  • Zosia on January 09, 2014

    Moist and easy cake with a flavour reminiscent of marmalade, sweet and citrus-y but with slightly bitter notes. I baked as individual cakes in 90ml moulds for 25 minutes.

  • Jane on December 02, 2012

    This is an incredibly easy cake. You do have to plan ahead as the fruit needs to boil for 2 hours but once done it is just mixed with the other ingredients then baked for an hour. The cake is very moist with a lovely citrus flavor.

  • cassiemcgannon on November 14, 2012

    I made this with two mandarins and a lemon, as it's hard to get clementines where I live. It's dense and moist. Although it takes a long time (two hours to boil the citrus), you can ignore it for most of that. It's not going on my list of all-time favourites cakes, but the next time I need something that's both low-fuss and wheat-free, I'll be making it again.

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Reviews about this recipe

  • Running With Tweezers

    The smell that wafts through your house while the clementines are cooking is dreamy, making this the ideal dessert around the holidays or for parties.

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