When we are running the teas and coffees after church we bring several varieties of cakes. This one is just so easy to throw together that I regularly make it knowing I'll then have enough energy to be adventurous with the other treats I make rather than exhausting myself with the first offering.
All you do is boil a few clementines or oranges (you can even use lemons) for a couple of hours, drain them, and wait until they are cool enough to handle. I decided to boil up an orange I had already zested, which is less than ideal but saved me from throwing it out.
Then I cut them in half to remove any seeds and threw them into the food processor. A magimix is not essential here; I have done this by hand before. You just want them roughly chopped.
This is how mine looked after I pulped it:
Then in went ground almonds, sugar, 6 eggs, and some baking powder. That's it. No creaming, nothing complicated, just a bit of light stirring.
Then you pour it into a springform tin:
And it comes out looking like this:
It doesn't look impressive at first, but it is just so light, moist and full of citrus. Seriously, just go make it now.
The like to the recipe on her site (with a printable option) is here: http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/clementine-cake-2559
Or just read it below: