My camera is still acting weird and I haven’t had time to figure it out. This was taken with my phone. You should have seen the others….
I was wrong.
That sentence is a line of demarcation between maturity and immaturity, right? For example, my kids never just say, “I was wrong.” There are – always – a number of qualifiers attached. “He started it.” “I didn’t mean it.” “I didn’t know the towel rack would snap if I hung from it like Tarzan.” And my personal favorite recently uttered by my second-grader in defense of making of fun of his brother on the playground after school, “I was stressed out from a full day of school.”
So, let me proclaim my (fragile) maturity to the world. About this cake…I was wrong.
You see, I smirked a little when a couple of other members mentioned on the P & Q that they couldn’t believe this cake had been chosen before. Of course it hadn’t been chosen, I thought. It looks like the most boring cake in the book. On my own, I guarantee I would never have considered trying this recipe. I was fully prepared to give a mediocre review.
But, I am letting myself mess up the kitchen for baking once a week so I thought I would go ahead and make it. I did make one change to the recipe. I knew I probably would be biased against this cake with just the lemon zest for flavoring. For me, a dessert has to go for the lemon full throttle or skip it all together. I had some lemon chips (think yellow chocolate chips) waiting to be used. I threw a little over a half of a cup in and…awesome. I liked it so much better than I thought I would. Who knows? I may even make it again. I think it would be great with chocolate chips (no lemon zest) or the apple version that was posted in the P&Q (I thought of going for that one this time but, frankly, couldn’t muster the enthusiasm for peeling apples).
Variations: Addition of above mentioned lemon chips. If I had time to figure out my camera woes, I would post a picture of them. I also skipped the sliced almonds on half. I would skip them altogether next time.
Bottom line: VERY easy and surprisingly good.
For the full recipe, visit Nancy at The Dogs Eat the Crumbs. Next week: sweet cream biscuits. I have made these already. Hallelujah!