A delicious way to use clementines! Standard boxed yellow cake mix is kicked up with clementines and chocolate in this refreshing and very easy cake!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
24 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 29 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:
Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9-inch round cake pans.

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  • Finely grate zest from 2 clementines and set aside. Juice all 4 clementines into a measuring cup; add enough water to reach 1 cup.

  • Pour clementine juice into a large bowl. Add zest, cake mix, eggs, oil, orange extract, vanilla extract, salt, and red food coloring. Blend with an electric mixer until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Divide batter into greased cake pans and smooth the top.

  • Bake cakes in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean, 24 to 29 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack, about 30 minutes more.

  • Transfer cakes to a flat surface. Carefully trim the tops of the cakes with a sharp knife to level them; cut each layer in half horizontally. Transfer one cake layer to a serving plate and spread with 1/2 cup of the frosting; top with another cake layer and 1/2 cup of frosting. Scatter chopped clementine over the frosting. Stack and frost third and fourth cake layers. Arrange clementine wedges around the perimeter of the top layer.

Editor's Note:

The quantities of eggs, oil, and water for this cake mix are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts

569 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 80.1g; fat 27.8g; cholesterol 47.2mg; sodium 404.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2017
My grandson loves clementines and asked for a clementine cake for his birthday. I didn't think there was such a thing but I found it here. I only added the zest of one clementine and used 2 cake boxes since they were gluten free (Betty Crocker) and don't rise as much as the gluten cakes. I did not slice each cake in half lengthwise so I ended up with 4 layers. The cake was delicious! Read More
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