The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Clementine Cake

May 23rd

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Clementine Cake

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Clementine Cake

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Clementine Cake

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Clementine Cake

I mentioned the other day how much I loved the movie, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” There is a clementine cake mentioned in the film — one I’ve tried to reproduce.

Ingredients

Cake:

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups white sugar

8 egg yolks

3/4 cup milk

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cardamom

Juice of one orange

Zest of ½ of one orange

1 cup sour cream

2 cups cake flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

 

Frosting:

2 cups powdered sugar

1 small can of mandarin oranges, in juice

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Clementine Cake

 

Directions:

Heat oven to 350. Grease large cupcake tins, or a bundt pan. Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs. Slowly add in cake flour, vanilla, cardamom, and remaining ingredients. Bake for 32 minutes (cupcake tins) or 35-40 minutes (bunt pan). While baking, whisk juice from can of mandarins and powdered sugar. Once cakes have cooled, spoon glaze over top, adding a mandarin or two for garnish.

Voila! The daydreaming adventures of where you may end up eating these is up to you. I’m sitting on the beach in Fiji, getting a massage and watching dolphins play in the water. There are a stack of new novels sitting at my side. Nelson is playing in the surf and I’ve got nothing to do but eat magical cake for the rest of the afternoon…

~K

 

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4 Responses

  1. I can vouch for their deliciousness. Well done!

  2. Jenn Hoskins May 23, 2014

    Looks great! Also must purchase the soundtrack for this movie! 😉

  3. Yum! Sounds like I need to watch this movie, too!

  4. Charly June 2, 2014

    I watched the movie this weekend and LOVED it! I asked my husband if we could quit our jobs this Monday and just start traveling…he said no, but to keep daydreaming! 🙂