Mm mmm mmmm. Cake. I like cake. I've been looking forward to this cake for a while. It just sounded so simple and delicious.
And you know what? It is.
As far as Dorie's fuss factor goes. This was very low. I did it by hand. And I only used *gasp* ONE bowl. Ok, only one that needed washing. I wiped out the bowl with the dry ingredients in it and put it right back in the cabinet.
The boy helped me make this cake. He liked doing the pouring and zesting the lemon. I read that a few people had a problem with the cake sticking. I used a generous amount of Baker's Joy and had no problems at all. I made it a day ahead of when I was serving it. I didn't glaze it because I didn't want the glaze to stick.
And then I never ended up glazing it. Instead, I spooned some orange marmalade (Homemade! By me!) over each slice and topped it with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream. It was divine. The slight bitterness of the marmalade was a great contrast to the gentle sweetness of the cake. The whipped cream brought the whole thing together. I did use the almond meal, and I'm glad for it. It added another little flavor dimension.
This is definitely on my "make again. soon" list. It wasn't heavy as pound cakes can be. We only have one photo. We were too busy eating to care much about photography.
Makes me want to go down to the kitchen and have another slice.
Thank you Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction for choosing such a wonderful recipe. Go to her blog to get it for yourself. And then invite me over for some after you bake it.