It is simple beyond simple to make. The ingredients are few. The equipment is minimal (no mixer necessary). And the results are nothing short of fabulous.
This is a cake with a tender crumb, a definite vanilla edge, and the slight nutty flavor of the brown butter.
Doris suggests that you serve it the day after you make it to let the flavors meld. If you can hold out that long, I recommend it as well.
Or, if you're like The Boy, you just snag a bite before I can even finish my photograph.
This is a simple cake that lends itself to lots of different toppings. It's the perfect base for fruit, chocolate ganache, whipped cream (all of the above), and if you let it get stale, it's delicious toasted with a small spread of butter.