Tangerine Bundt Cake

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures

I love bundt cakes.

It seems that I tend to celebrate the arrival of each season with them.

Somehow, it always works.

 

To welcome this year’s spring and Easter, I decided to go for a wonderful, fresh and invigorating citrus flavor.

And here it is.

 

In fact, the big clever books of baking would call this cake a chiffon cake.

Chiffon cakes are light and moist cakes that use vegetable oil instead of butter. That is the main reason why these cakes do not tend to harden or dry out as traditional butter cakes might.

That is positive, I think.

 

Frankly, this cake tastes just lovely.

Plus, there’s this delicious citrus glaze that increases the whole fresh experience immensely.

Here’s how you can make it too…

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

These are the ingredients that will come in handy.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, preheat the oven to 325 F - 165 C, wash one tangerine under running water thoroughly, pat it dry with a kitchen towel, grate one tablespoon plus one teaspoon peel for cake and for glaze respectively

1. First, preheat the oven to 325 °F  (165 °C).

 

2. Wash one tangerine under running water thoroughly.

Pat it dry with a kitchen towel.

Then grate one tablespoon plus one teaspoon peel. We are going to need one tablespoon for the cake and the remaining teaspoon for the glaze.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures

Mmm.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, squeeze the juice from 4 tangerines

3. Now, squeeze the juice from 4 tangerines.

And try not to drink it.

Be strong!

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, pass the juice through a fine sieve to get rid of seeds

4. Pass the juice through a fine sieve to get rid of seeds.

Because there might be seeds.

They are naughty and tend to sneak into your juice unobserved.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, in a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 cup granulated sugar

5. Now prepare your dry ingredients.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 cup granulated sugar.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, make a well in the center, add the oil, egg yolks, and the tangerine peel and juice, whisk into the dry ingredients

6. Make a well in the center.

Add the oil, egg yolks, and the tangerine peel and juice.

Whisk into the dry ingredients.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, in another larger bowl, beat the egg whites until they just stand in stiff peaks when beaters are lifted

7. In another larger bowl, beat the egg whites until they just stand in stiff peaks when beaters are lifted.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, with a rubber spatula, gently fold one-third of the whites into the egg-yolk mixture to loosen the batter, fold in the remaining whites

8. With a rubber spatula, gently fold one-third of the whites into the egg-yolk mixture to loosen the batter.

Then fold in the remaining whites.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, brush a 6-cup - 1.4 liters bundt cake pan with some vegetable oil, or use cooking/baking spray instead, dust the pan with some flour lightly, do not miss a spot

9. Brush a 6-cup (1.4 liters) bundt cake pan with some vegetable oil.

Or use your cooking/baking spray.

 

10. Then dust the pan with some flour lightly.

But be careful at this point, don’t miss a spot. The more attention you pay to this process, the easier it will be for you to remove the cake from the pan after baking.

 

Note: You can use an angel food cake pan instead, if you wish to.

 

11. Using a spoon or a ladle, pour the batter in the pan.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, bake at 325 F for about 30 minutes

12. And bake at 325 °F (165 °C) for about 30 minutes…

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, bake until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean

… or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake…

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, bake until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean

… comes out clean.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, bake until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean

Hello baby.

I like you.

I like you very much.

 

13. Or, in other words, remove the cake from the oven.

Let it stand on the wire rack for about 15 minutes.

Then, using a knife, carefully loosen the cake from the edges and the center of the pan.

 

14. Invert the cake on a cake stand or a plate.

 

15. Let cool completely.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, to prepare the glace, squeeze 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon juice from the remaining tangerines

16. To prepare the glaze, squeeze 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon juice from the remaining tangerines.

Start preparing the glaze just before using it.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, in a small bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, tangerine peel, and 2 tablespoons tangerine juice until smooth, adding the remaining teaspoon juice if necessary for good spreading consistency

17. In a small bowl, stir together the confectioners’ sugar, tangerine peel, and 2 tablespoons tangerine juice until smooth, adding the remaining teaspoon juice if necessary for good spreading consistency.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, Spoon the glaze over the cooled cake, spreading it with the back of the spoon and allowing the glaze to run down the sides of your cake. Use some colorful, happy sugar sprinkles to decorate the cake. Let stand until the glaze is set, about 30 minutes.

18. Spoon the glaze over the cooled cake, spreading it with the back of the spoon and allowing the glaze to run down the sides of your cake.

 

19. Use some colorful, happy sugar sprinkles to decorate the cake.

 

20. Let stand until the glaze is set, about 30 minutes.

 

And most importantly – enjoy, dear friends!

 

Love,

Petra

 

(This cake has been adapted from www.goodhousekeeping.com.)

17 Responses to Tangerine Bundt Cake

  1. 1
    Jana says:

    Oh, what a lovely treat to welcome spring with! My mouth is watering at the mere thought of the tangerine flavour infusing each and every bite. But the child in me wants to know… what and where from are those adorable confetti?

    • 1.1
      ZoomYummy says:

      Hi lovely Janka! Those confetti are three different things – little hearts, bears, and sugar rice. I just put everything I’d found on that cake. I bought them in a regular grocery story around here. :) Petra

  2. 2
    Zo Zhou says:

    Mmm, love citrus baking. Waiting for tangerines to come into season where I am (New Zealand) so I can make a cake like this and tangerine curd. Cheers for the bright and pretty pictures!

  3. 3
    Crafty Jamie says:

    Sounds totally yummy and you take just gorgeous pictures. So glad you are back to feeling more like yourself and are up to baking and posting. Keep up your health and the good work.

  4. 4

    Honestly, I don’t think I have ever seen tangerines at my local grocery store, but I haven’t really looked for them either? I’m not even sure what they taste like, but I am sure I would love the flavor, because I love all things citrus and your cake sounds delicious!

  5. 5

    Wow, your bundt cake is a feast for the eyes as well as for the palate. I wish I could get mine to look half as pretty as yours. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-10.html

  6. 6
    Athina says:

    I love your recipes!I’ve found you from foodgawker!

  7. 7
    Helene says:

    Oh my this looks way too good. Nice pictures also.

  8. 8

    Now that’s what I call sunshine on a plate!

  9. 9

    Great photos! Lovely styling. I can just feel the juice from those tangerines running down my wrists as i juice them!

  10. 10
    Tessa says:

    I love bundt cakes and I am definitely going to try this recipe. BTW, all of your photos are beautiful. You do a great job on this blog, and I hope you’re feeling better these days.

  11. 11

    Wonderful, keep it up thanks.

  12. 12
    Kayleigh says:

    I know it’s been a while since you posted this, but I made it last year for Easter and I’ve had this page in my favourites ever since! Lovely cake!

    I have a question though. Me being a bit on the silly side, bought a bundt tin from Amazon without looking at the measurements first! Now I have a teeny tiny bundt tin! Do you think I could make exactly the same recipe, and pour it into the mini tin, with the same delicious results?

    If you get this message, please drop me a line =)

    Kayleigh from Wales, UK!

  13. 13
    zoom yummy says:

    Hello dear Kayleigh!

    I am very glad you like the cake. You can sure use this recipe to make a smaller cake – you would end up having two or even three of them, depending of the size of your new bundt tin.

    The only thing that should be done differently is decreasing the baking time – just do the ‘wooden skewer’ test sooner than this recipe recommends.

    I hope I helped a little.

    Happy baking to you… and happy Easter too!

    Petra :)

  14. 14
    kuku says:

    i like this ,very much

  15. 15
    kuku says:

    i like this ,very much.

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