Chocolate Satsuma Cake

Chocolate Satsuma Cake

Prep Time


Cook Time

40 minutes


Chocolate Satsuma Cake

You will need to zest 4 or 5 of the tangerines to yield 1 tablespoon zest. Then peel all of the tangerines and separate the segments. This recipe calls for a round removable-bottom cake pan, which is available in our retail stores.

This recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.


  • 1 molten chocolate cake kit
  • 6 satsuma or clementine tangerines, zested to yield 1 tablespoon zest, tangerines peeled, segments separated and excess pith removed
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting
  • Whipped cream for serving


  • 1 Preheat an oven to 350€F. Line a 9-inch round removable-bottom cake pan with parchment paper.
  • 2 Prepare the molten chocolate cake batter according to the package instructions. Add the tangerine zest and fold gently to combine; do not overmix.
  • 3 Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the center of the cake is firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean, with only a few crumbs clinging to it, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for at least 20 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the granulated sugar and water and bring to a boil, whisking to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the heat to medium-low so the syrup barely simmers. Add the tangerine segments and cook for 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the tangerine segments to a bowl. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the syrup is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • 5 Remove the outer ring from the pan. Place a plate upside down on top of the cake and invert the pan and plate together. Lift off the pan's removable bottom and peel off the parchment. Place a serving platter upside down on top of the cake and invert again, then remove the first plate.
  • 6 Dust the cake with confectioners' sugar. To facilitate slicing, dip a knife blade in hot water and wipe it dry before cutting each slice. Accompany each slice with some of the tangerine segments, a spoonful of the syrup and a dollop of whipped cream.


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