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CLEMENTINE CAKE INSPIRED BY THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

Picture for Clementine Cake inspired by The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

2,750,274 views  Walter Mitty is best known for his wild imagination, profound character arc, and penchant for Papa Johns, Cinnabon, eHarmony, Air Greenland, and a host of other popular products. He, some eastern European sailors, and some warlords on horseback also share a soft spot for Walter's Mother's Clementine Cake. Follow along this week as, thanks to a sinus infection, we voicelessly recreate this bright, tart, quirky treat.

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INGREDIENTS

Clementines

3 cups of sugar

1 ½ cups water

450 g of cake flour

1 ½ tsp salt

¾ tsp of baking powder

¾ tsp baking soda

1 ½ cup of butter

488 g of sugar

6 large eggs

3 tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup clementine juice

4 Zest of clementines

1 ¼ cup buttermilk

spray Nonstick

Parchment paper

For the Clementine Glaze

150 g sifted powdered sugar

38 ml of clementine juice

1 Zest of clementine

DIRECTIONS

1.

Start by slicing clementines for candying. Make sure you slice them very thin.

3 Clementines

2.

Poach the clementines in boiling water for 1 minute, and then shock them by transferring them to a bowl of ice water.

3.

Combine sugar and water in a large saucepan. Add a little squeeze of clementine juice and bring to a sweet gentle simmer. Add clementines in a single layer and simmer for 90 minutes, flipping every 30 minutes.

3 cups of sugar

1 ½ cups water

Clementines

4.

Once soft and translucent, cool on a wire rack and pour clementine syrup into a measuring cup for later. Set aside.

5.

Weigh out cake flour to which you’re going to add salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk to combine.

450 g of cake flour

1 ½ tsp salt

¾ tsp of baking powder

¾ tsp baking soda

6.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter until creamy

1 ½ cup of butter

7.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add sugar and mix that as well.

488 g of sugar

8.

Scrape down the sides again, and add large eggs and vanilla extract. Mix again.

6 large eggs

3 tsp vanilla extract

9.

Add clementine juice and clementine zest and mix to combine.

¾ cup clementine juice

4 Zest of clementines

10.

Finally add the dry ingredients and buttermilk and mix just enough to combine.

1 ¼ cup buttermilk

11.

Coat a cake pan with nonstick spray and parchment paper. Add the cake batter and cook at 350°F for 45 minutes.

spray Nonstick

Parchment paper

12.

Use a cake tester or a knife to make sure the cake is completely done.

13.

Generously brush down the cake with clementine syrup.

14.

Pour glaze over the top and add candied clementines.

15.

Slice yourself a piece and enjoy.

16.

For the Clementine Glaze

1.

Combine sifted powdered sugar, clementine juice, and the clementine zest. Whisk to combine. (You can use milk instead of juice to look more accurate to the movie, but the juice is better)

150 g sifted powdered sugar

38 ml of clementine juice

1 Zest of clementine

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