Sunday, January 17, 2010

Darling Clementine Pecan Pound Cake

Lemon Walnut Sour Cream Pound Cake, as was selected by Raeann of Basically, Baby Boots, turned into Spike is still made at the grocery store and refuses to leave the house oh my darling, Clementine Pecan Pound Cake. I had a few clementines rolling around in the fridge, looking to be needed, and the end of a bag of pecans just right for the recipe.

I thought it odd that the recipe called for shortening instead of all butter, but went with it and all was fine. I think the sour cream had something to do with an overall lovely taste and easy recipe.
I'm in a fight with my mini loaf tin. As you can see, it insists on browning the sides faster than the inside cooks. I've tried telling the pan that no one likes their mini loaves over browned on the outside but it will not listen. The full recipe here makes one large loaf or five minis that cook for 35 minutes. You can sub oranges, clementines, maybe even grapefruit for the lemon zest and juice and pecans for the walnuts.

21 comments:

Stephanie said...

clementines, mmmm! sounds like a good switch! looks beautiful! i wish i had remembered to put pecans on top, looks nice that way!

Jennifer said...

What an obstinent mini pan you have!

Clementine zest sounds like a wonderful addition to a pound cake-yours looks delicious, even if the pan wouldn't listen and browned one side more than the other.

Flourchild said...

Wow I never would think to bake with clementines..great idea. I love the nuts on top and I also loved this recipe. Great minis too!

Katrina said...

Baking pans are like kids, you know, they never listen! ;)

Melissa said...

Even if the sides are a little brown, I bet it still tastes good! Clementines sound lovely. I also refused to go to the store and used almonds and yogurt instead of walnuts and sour cream!

lakegirl said...

Love, love the idea of clementines! This recipe has so many possibilities! Mini pans are a wonderful idea!

Susan said...

Clementines and pecans sound like wonderful substitutions! I baked mine in a bundt pan instead of a loaf pan.

The Bahens said...

Your orange/pecan combo sounds fantastic! My regular pan did the same thing: the outside actually burned while the inside didn't cook all the way. Very odd! I've made a grapefruit-yogurt cake before that was amazing; I definitely think all of the citrus fruits can sub in for each other at a moment's notice!

Nina said...

Clementines seem like such a good substitute for lemons. It must be a bit sweeter and less tart than the lemons that everyone else used.

Hornedfroggy said...

Love the mini! :) Glad you enjoyed it!

Leslie said...

Love the clementine/pecan combo! I made minis too and my loaf pans must be related to yours!

k.a.r.e.n said...

I love your minis! I want to get some clementines NOW!

margot said...

Great job using supplies you had in the house, looks like it worked fabulously! Sorry the pan is not cooperating.

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Eliana said...

Your cake looks amazing. And I love the idea of combining clementines and pecans.

Rosy said...

Aw, too cute for words! And you tell that mini loaf pan who's boss.

Karine said...

Wowow that looks amazing! I have never baked with clementines. I definitively should try it next year!

Shandy said...

Clementines, what a great idea and the mini loaves, too cute! You are brilliant and I also get tired of running to the store for ingredients (which does happen more often then I care to admit). Well, a little toasty brown on the sides or not, very nice!

Sweet and Savory said...

Clementines are a great substitution. The beauty of a pound cake is that you can select a flavor.

Basically, Baby Boots said...

Oh my darling, your pound cake looks yummy - I like the combo. OMG! Lenny - he's def yummy! *wink*

Thanks for baking with me!

Raeann

April said...

Very pretty! I've been eating clementines like crazy lately and this looks like a nice way to eat them.