I don't bake so much but when I do, I make it like how I imagine it to be. First off, no cream. I don't like them so I avoid covering my cakes with them. Italian birthday cakes are usually covered with cream so it's always a struggle for me to scrape off half of the cake away. It's a pity because I see how everyone raves about how good it is. What I like is the homemade ones - simple, with just a good sprinkling of icing sugar or some fruits to decorate them with.
For that, I always imagine my cake to be completely covered with fruits, mint, chocolates or whatever it is that's connected with the ingredients that I made the cake with. With this cake, clementines were foremost in my mind because it's still everywhere in the fruit stands and well, I absolutely adore clementines. It's a good enough reason to bake a cake using them.
I had this for breakfast, dessert and snacks. I practically had it the whole day. Sitting in its corner on top of the kitchen counter, it was impossible not to miss it everytime I enter the room, especially with its sunshiny orange color catching my attention. Besides, since it has mascarpone it it, it has to be consumed fast because it doesn't last long. A cake like this is meant to enjoyed bite after bite with its aromatic citrusy clementine flavor. The cake itself already has a slight trace of clementine taste and when drizzled with the clementine syrup, the flavor intensifies to a determined delicious flavor of the fruit. Don't forget the syrup. It seals the taste to a greater level.
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Thanks and have a wonderful week!
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