For a fleeting second, just one, I wondered if I’d be able to make the Tuesdays with Dorie recipe this week. We went out of town for the weekend, my work stacked up while I was away, and it wasn’t clear when I’d find time to shop, cook, photograph, and write about this week’s cake. But the recipe started with those magic words, “Preheat oven to 350 degrees…” and I knew I was home free.
Dorie describes this cake as a cross between pound cake and sponge cake, and it’s just lovely: tender, soft, moist, with a golden crust on the outside and a tangy glaze on top. I didn’t have marmalade on hand, so I went with apricot jam, which was fantastic. Just about any good quality jam would work with this recipe, I think. I also added a drop of almond extract, which added a nice dimension to the ground almonds in the batter.
This cake is supposed to improve overnight, so I guess it’s my responsibility, my duty, to try it again in the morning with some coffee. Tough work, but somebody’s got to do it. Thanks to Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction for choosing this quick, easy, tasty recipe. You can find the recipe on her site. Enjoy!