Spiced clementine upside-down cake

Best clementine recipes

Make the most of this delicate citrus fruit with our recipes, from festive layer cakes to showstopping trifles, and plenty more sweet treats

Looking for clementine recipes? Want the best festive cake recipes? Try our ideas below, and check out our festive cocktail recipes  for even more fantastic drinks.


When are clementines in season? 

UK clementine season begins in November and ends February.

Easy clementine recipes

Clementine cake

This is a festive spin on a classic Victoria sponge – instead of jam and cream, it’s layered with a homemade clementine curd (you can use shop-bought, if you prefer) and a champagne-spiked cream.

Clementine, ginger and bay gin

Infuse your own gin with festive flavours, wrap it up nicely and give it to a special someone this Christmas. It’s a unique and thoughtful gift that’s really easy to make.

Christmas Gin Recipe With Clementine, Ginger And Bay on a snow covered table with pine cones and clementine segments

Grapefruit, clementine and gin upside-down cake

A classy, grown-up take on an upside-down cake, with ruby red grapefruit, clementines, a light almond sponge and a gin-heavy drizzle on top.

Clementine trifle

This recipe for clementine and prosecco trifle is a great modern twist on a British classic. It looks and tastes amazing, so it’s guaranteed to impress guests. Freeze the egg whites until you want to make meringue, or use them in virtuous omelettes.

Clementine drizzle cake

Check out this clementine drizzle loaf, a festive take on the classic lemon drizzle cake. This light loaf recipe is super-simple to bake, and it’s an easy crowd-pleaser.

Mini clementine bakewells

Check out our cute clementine bakewells. This easy recipe makes for a great afternoon tea treat, and they’re gluten-free, too.

Five-spice roast duck with clementines and port

This easy five-spice duck is a great roast for when there’s just a few of you for dinner. It feels celebratory to bring a whole roast bird to the table, and the clementines and spices will make the kitchen smell really festive.

Clementine trifle

This clementine trifle recipe with complex, subtle spicing comes from The Bath Priory. Make it for a quick and easy crowd-pleasing Christmas dessert.

Spiced clementine upside-down cake

This spiced clementine upside-down cake is great served warm with Greek yogurt as pud, or just as an afternoon treat. The whole spices make it look really stunning when you turn it out.

Clementine cheesecake with chocolate sauce

This sharp orange cheesecake is taken to another level with a dark chocolate sauce that you pour over just as you serve. A dessert that would bring any Christmas dinner or party to a glittering end!

Clementine Cheesecake Recipe

Gluten-free clementine cake

Our gluten-free festive clementine cake makes a great alternative to traditional Christmas puds. Slice it and watch everyone come running for a piece of this fruity, sweet, yogurt-y deliciousness.

Clementine cocktail

Whip up this tempting cocktail in just 10 minutes. Whether you dust off your juicer or buy shop-bought clementine juice, your guests will love this sparkling fizz.

Clementine and poppy seed muffins

The best recipe for clementine muffins. Clementines give a more subtle, delicate flavour than oranges in these light muffins, and the trick to making them well is to not overmix the batter before you pop them in the cases – it needs to be lumpy. Bake and enjoy!