Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Eve Clementine Cake

i'm re-posting this as it was always meant to be for the Forever Nigella challenge set by Sarah at Maison Cupcake but I forgot who it was for and lost patience... so here it is again folks (and i'm late as usual!!)...

... ahh, Christmas Eve and it's just started to snow!

this is Nigellas cake ... well, it's not Nigella's it's mine...

... this is perhaps quite literally the easiest-to-make and most Christmassy non-Christmas cake ever... you could do it quite literally, with your eyes closed and ... if you can keep those pesky grabbing hands away from it for long enough... will indeed taste better after a day or two... and as if these weren't reasons enough to make it, the whole process of making this cake will make the house smell so incredible you and all the living creatures within a 5 mile radius will know it's Christmas!...

you can find the recipe on the delightful Nigella website here

eat and of course, enjoy!


  1. Mhhhhh delicious! Merry Christmas

  2. That looks lovely and I know it will be delicious. I'm making somehing very similar for one of our Christmas Day desserts, but I need to make it nut-free. I plan on using ordinary flour and a proportion of either semolina or polents for some added texture.

    Happy Christmas to you both!

  3. Donimic - leave out the eggs please and make another one roughly 30" by 18" by 18" (to fit our mailbox). That looks - to use an old-fashioned word - scrumptious!

  4. mailbox cakes... now there's an idea...

    merry Chrimbo to you all!

  5. Looks lovely! Especially love the idea of giving it a quick whiskey douse! Hope you have a good Christmas!

  6. Yum! I love this cake! The first time I ever saw this cake made, my daughter was making it for a friend who needs GF food. She assured me that the skins and all went in into the cake ... duh?!? I was incredulous, but oh, how delish!

    Merry, Merry Christmas, Dom!

  7. It's been snowing here in the North East as well. I've seen Nigella made this cake but haven't tried it yet. I must give this a try. I can almost smell it. Have a wonderful Christmas Dom. Eat lots and cheers!

  8. Dom! Merry Christmas ! Best wishes!

  9. The cake looks delicious Jo & I have just made some gluten free mince pies for your niece. Pastry is a bit strange but Emma liked it
    Love Mummy

  10. I can almost smell that cake from here! Well done on the pub draw too, your luck is in lol. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  11. This sounds yummy! and I don't think it could get much better, I just found your blog and I'm glad I did! Have a Merry Christmas!!

  12. Large tin of peanuts .... mmmmmm .... feel Nigella's "sweet and salty crunch nut bars" coming on!!!!!!!

    I love your cake, perfect Christmas fodder for us non-dried fruit eaters!

    Happy Christmas Dom and V.

  13. Looks wonderful! I must look up these clementine cakes as one other person did the same one (I think it's same although she put chocolate icing on top) and others have done a chocolate and clementine cake and I am not familiar with either. I must investigate my Nigella Tomes and find out more!

    Thanks for much for taking part in the first Forever Nigella - even if you did forget it was me hosting it! :-x


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