clementine almond bundt cake with a sugar glaze

Clementine Almond Bundt Cake

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This clementine almond bundt cake recipe is fruity and delicious. It’s a wonderful winter recipe and makes for a great dessert at a holiday dinner or weekend brunch. It’s wonderfully citrusy and feels like a bright and fresh treat.

It’s also a perfect way to use up all the leftover clementine flesh if you make the dark chocolate covered clementine peels

clementine almond bundt cake with a sugar glaze

Why You’ll Want to Make this Clementine Almond Bundt Cake

This clementine almond bundt cake is cheery and brightly flavored. It’s a wonderful complement to a holiday meal or a winter dinner party. It’s a delightful dessert that’s not too sweet (even with the sugary glaze). The almond flour adds a depth of flavor, nuttiness, and pleasant density to the cake.


bundt cake on parchment

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clementine almond bundt cake with a sugar glaze

What pan should I use for a bundt cake?

Always use an aluminum pan for bundt cakes – it conducts the heat better than other metal pans. I recommend using Nordic Ware bundt pans.

What can I substitute for clementines?

You can substitute lots of other types of citrus for clementines – like oranges (navel, blood, Cara Cara), mandarine oranges, pomelos, or kumquats. I do not recommend substituting lemons or limes for clementines though, they are not sweet enough and will make your recipe too sour.

What can I substitute for almond flour?

You can substitute all-purpose flour for almond flour or you can make your own almond flour with blanched almonds.

Can I leave off the sugar glaze?

If you’re trying to cut back on sugar, you don’t need to make the glaze for this cake. I tried to keep the sugar to a minimum in the actual cake, so a sugary glaze wouldn’t be overkill, but it’s not absolutely necessary. In fact, if you want to serve this cake for breakfast, I’d leave off the glaze.

Can I substitute the rum in the glaze?

Yes, you can substitute it for Angostura Bitters, Cointreau, or milk. Try other types of flavoring as well – maybe an orange blossom water or almond extract!


Tips for Making a Great Bundt Cake

  • Use an aluminum bundt pan – I personally love Nordic Ware’s bundt pans. They have adorable seasonal ones too!
  • Gently tap your pan on a counter once you’ve added all the batter – this will allow it to release air bubbles.
  • Don’t open the oven door until the cake has cooked for the full baking time. Then check for doneness with a wooden toothpick. If there are any crumbs on the toothpick, the cake needs to bake longer.
  • Let your bundt cake cool for 10 to 20 minutes in the pan before flipping it out. If you leave it in longer the cake will become too damp and stick to the pan.
  • Allow your bundt cake to cool on a wire rack. Make sure it’s fully cooled before adding any frosting or glaze.

I hope you enjoy this clementine bundt cake!


Yield: 12 slices

Clementine Almond Bundt Cake

clementine almond bundt cake with a sugar glaze

This clementine almond bundt cake is fruity and delicious.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 to 6 clementines, peeled (seeds removed)
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder 
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. 
  2. Generously grease a bundt pan with cooking spray. 
  3. Add the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and using a hand mixer or stand mixer beat on medium speed for at least 30 seconds or until fully combined. 
  4. Add the eggs and beat on medium speed for one minute. 
  5. In a blender or food processor, pulse the clementines until they are partially broken down
  6. Add the clementines to the butter mixture and beat to combine. Then slowly add the flours, baking soda, and baking powder and beat till just combined. 
  7. Add the batter to the bundt pan and bake for 55 minutes or until golden brown. 
  8. Let cool for 15 minutes, before inverting. 
  9. To make the glaze, melt butter with rum in a microwave and then add the powdered sugar. 
  10. Briskly stir till combined and immediately drizzle over cake. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 5g
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  1. I do have a long list of things I want to make this holiday season. I love how you have used the clementines in this recipe – they are the perfect foil to the almond. Your cake looks absolutely gorgeous.

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