Oh My Darling Clementine

Clementine and Almond Muffins

After a few days pause, a beautiful fruit bowl filled to overflowing with clementines has inspired me to make these muffins.

These pretty cupcakes are an ode to fall, with their beautiful colors, enhanced by the decoration.  Fluffy and moist, they are perfect for a quick and delicious vitamin C shot. I hope you like them.


6 tablespoons butter or margarine at room temperature (90 g)
85 g of sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
85 g self-rising flour
25 g ground almonds
Zest and juice of 2 clementines
i) 2 clementines
50 g of sugar
ii) 4 tablespoons butter at room temperature
85 g of icing sugar
The zest of 1 clementine
1 tablespoon clementine juice


Line a multiple muffin pan with 12 paper cups for muffins.

Preheat oven to 180 º C (350 º F)

Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat the egg in another bowl, combine flour, almonds and clementine zest and add to the butter mixture. Add clementine juice and mix well. Distribute the batter among the molds.

Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until risen and golden brown. Let them cool on a wire rack.

I used two types of coverage.

To make the first, cut the skin of the clementines into very thin strips and then squeeze the clementines. Put the strips, the juice and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to the fire, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Then let it simmer for 5 minutes.

When the muffins are ready, pour the syrup on top and garnish with strips of clementine.

To prepare the second frosting, put the butter in a bowl and stir until it is fluffy. Sift sugar over it, add the clementine zest and juice and mix well.

When the muffins are cool, decorate with the frosting.



24 thoughts on “Oh My Darling Clementine

  1. I would never have thought to make clementine muffins, Giovanna, until now, that is. These sound delicious and look incredible.Was Pilar your photographer again? The photos were all well shot.

    1. Thanks John!
      The original recipe was for orange muffins, but I had clementines, so it was meant to be 🙂 They had a very mild flavor, but were very good, especially the ones with the zest on top.
      No, Pilar wasn’t my photographer this time, much to her disappointment… So thanks! It was all me 🙂

  2. They seem so lovely, I can’t imagine them at my tea time table… How beautiful they are… Like a butterfly. And should be so delicious too, but can I eat them, they are so beautiful to eat… 🙂 Thank you dear Giovanna, have a nice and enjoyable day, with my love, nia

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