Do I have to admit that I hadn’t ever tried a clementine? Well, I guess I just did. They are so darn cute though, and from Deb’s description and her craving for them, how could I not try them.
While I am making silly confessions here, how about the fact that I seem to have a citrus buying obsession. When the beautiful citrus is in the store I can’t seem to help myself from buying it. Like the fact that, even though I made this cake a month ago, I know have another 3lbs of clementines sitting on my counter in a bowl with a full pound of key limes. I haven’t decided what to do with either one yet, but I know I’d better do something soon. I have far too many ideas of what I want to do with the key limes and some other ideas for the clementines, but I just need to get around to it.
It certainly is gorgeous and sunny inside, isn’t it? The description of the cake as a recipe that used the whole entire orange, boiled down until super tender, then mixed with almond meal, was just too interesting to pass up. It was good, it was very orangey, but it probably wasn’t something I would be in desperate need of another slice of.
It certainly was different and it was fun to make though, so I’ll call it a success. If you really love clementines and you really love almond meal laden cake – well then, for you, this just might be your new favorite cake.