My baking experiment #6 – clementine bundt cake

Wow, the holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving is in a couple days!ย Everyone is getting ready to party & indulge in yummy foods & desserts, including me ๐Ÿ˜‰ย I’m invited to 2 thanksgiving parties this week and i’m planning to make 2 desserts.

First party is today, i’ll be making an easy 3-ingredient clementine bundt cake.ย For tomorrow’s party, i’ll be making my first-ever new york style cheesecake! Since the cheesecake requires a day to chill, i’ll have to make both desserts today (omg!).

So let’s start with the easy one first:

Ingredients

  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 1 canย Diet Orange Soda
  • 3ย clementines, peeled and cut into small pieces

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine dry cake mix, soda and clementines.
  2. Stir together until well mixed.
  3. Bake in greased Bundt pan, 350 degrees for 35 minutes or test with toothpick for doneness.

So… the cake was easy to make but difficult to pull off. I believe it was too moist, so when i removed it from the bundt pan it kinda just fell apart. It’s really soft & fluffy and doesn’t hold its shape well. It might work better in a regular flat baking pan. I would not recommend the bundt pan for this cake.

Taste-wise it was good; tasted like orange creamsicle. It was light and not overly sweet. I added some chocolate ganache on top to cover up the cracks. I do love the color combination: orange & brown, so appropriate for fall & thanksgiving.

In conclusion, i would try making the soda/cake-mix cake again with different combinations since it does produce a super moist cake, but i would use a regular pan next time.

the 3 ingredients
the 3 ingredients
after poring the soda into the cake mix
after poring the soda into the cake mix
the batter
the batter
into the bundt pan
into the bundt pan
baking
baking
after baking
after baking
cake with cracks
cake with cracks
trying to salvage it with chocolate ganache
trying to salvage it with chocolate ganache
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