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A recipe that is both gourmet and light in texture, perfect for the citrus season: the Clementine & chocolate chip cake. We love its tangy flavor thanks to the zest and juice of clementines. To make it, I incorporated a pot of Danone Velouté nature yogurt, to bring even more softness to the tasting...
Clementine and chocolate, a great combination, isn't it? In this cake, they both come together to create a real gourmet dessert. Easy to make, it will be ideal to taste for breakfast or snack.
Simple ingredients for a very fragrant recipe
- Spelt flour : to vary the wheat, I suggest you use spelled, for a slightly more rustic cake.
- Chemical yeast : this is what allows the cake to rise well.
- Light brown sugar : a touch of brown sugar for its sweet caramelized flavor.
- Danone natural smooth yogurt : inside this yogurt, there is milk, cream and ferments. It brings all its softness to the cake.
- eggs : we use large eggs here, it allows to obtain a nice texture.
- clementines : I opted for Corsican clementines because they are really delicious, no chance of being wrong!
- Butter : melted soft butter that is incorporated into the dough.
- vanilla : a touch of natural vanilla extract to enhance the taste of the cake.
- Chocolate chips : lastly, we add a little bit of chocolate chips. Just enough to balance out with the clementine.
My tips for making this cake a success with clementines
Place your ingredients (except yogurt) at room temperature 1 hour before making the recipe. You will really get an ideal texture for your cake.
For easy release clementine cake, I advise you to grease your mold and line it with baking paper. Once the cake is cooked, let it cool on a wire rack then quickly unmold it by pulling the sides of the baking paper.
Once made, this clementine cake can be kept at room temperature about 3-4 days, ideally in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Other recipes to try
If you like citrus-based recipes, I can also recommend these other recipes from the blog:
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Clementine & Chocolate Chip Cake
- 230 g Spelt flour or wheat
- 100 g Light brown sugar
- 2,5 cc baking powder
- 1 pot of Danone natural velvety yogurt
- 3 large eggs
- 2,5 cc clementine zest
- 50 g squeezed clementine juice
- 1 cc vanilla extract
- 100 g soft butter, melted
- 75 g dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 175° traditional heat. Grease a 24x12x7cm cake tin and line it with baking paper, letting it stick out on each side.
- In a container, mix the flour, brown sugar, baking powder.
- In another container, mix the eggs, vanilla, plain yogurt, clementine zest and juice. Then add the dry ingredients in 3 times.
- Add the melted butter to the dough and mix. Lastly, stir in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 55-60 minutes. Test for doneness with a wooden pick. If necessary, add aluminum foil at the end of cooking to prevent the cake from browning.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack then unmold. Decorate with clementine slices.
This cake is quite nice...
Thanks to you :) Cheers for citrus fruits!
Cake validated by everyone! Even though all the nuggets have fallen to the bottom here
Thank you Sarah! Amazing for nuggets, next time you can put some on top before baking! See you soon :)
Thank you Aurélie, very good cake! I regret not having organic clementines to be able to zest them, despite everything it was delicious, lots of nuggets but when you like…! We all loved it ;)
Thank you Anne for your feedback :)
Very good clementine cake. Like Sarah, my nuggets fell to the bottom. My son told me to put the nuggets in the flour before putting them in the cake so they don't fall to the bottom ☺️.
On my list since the release, I finally tested it and brought it to my colleagues. It was unanimous! The tastes, the texture,… A big thank you for the recipe, we enjoyed it.
With pleasure ! Thank you Caroline for your return (and that of your colleagues) See you soon :)
How many clementines are needed for the 50g of juice? And to obtain the juice a particular technique or just crush the quarters?
Hello Julie, it's simple, it's like oranges, you cut them in half and squeeze them. I do not remember the number used, the weight is more precise (because the sizes of clementines vary in store). Goodbye :)