gâteau à la clémentine avec deux clémentines entière et décoration de noël

Christmas Cake

This soft and aromatic cake with a hint of clementine flavor can be a delightful replacement for the traditional Yule log during your Christmas feast. I took inspiration from a recipe I discovered on the Italian YouTube channel “Ricette dolci“. 🎄

With a touch of powdered sugar and a few decorative elements, the cake magically transforms into a festive Christmas wreath.

Prep Time : 30 min

Cook Time : 20 min




Step 1 : Clementines
  1. Peel and cut one clementine into several pieces.
  2. Thoroughly wash the other two clementines and also cut them into pieces while keeping the peel intact.
  3. Remember to remove any seeds you find.
  4. Place the clementines in your food processor bowl fitted with the blending blade.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).

Step 2 : Cake
  1. Add the eggs, sugar, yogurt, oil, and a pinch of salt. Blend for 2 minutes.
  2. Place a large sieve over a bowl and pour the mixture, stirring with a spatula to strain it.
  3. Once only the “lumps” remain, remove the sieve and add the flour and baking powder.
  4. Whisk until you get a smooth mixture.
Step 3 : Baking
  1. Butter and flour a bundt pan.  Alternatively, you can use a 22-centimeter (8,7-inch) diameter mold and in the center, place a small glass or cup coated with butter and flour to create the “hole” of the wreath.
  2. Pour the batter into the mold.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius), using the convection setting on the third rack level.

Unmold the cake onto a plate and decorate it with powdered sugar and small chocolates after it has cooled.

Enjoy and happy holidays!

portion de gateau festif clementines


Gisou’s Tips and Tricks

  • The chocolates were homemade by my daughter using small molds from a Christmas cake box!
Festive Clementine crown Cake

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