Let’s talk cakes.
I feel as though cakes really have a mind of their own. A stubborn mind. And, if it had a real face, there would be a constant smirk on it.
I think that if a cake could talk it would tell you to go away and leave her alone. She would tell you that she is too pretty and too good for you to even try making her. Then, when you do make her all perfect, she wants to tell you to buzz off.
Anyone else feel that way about cakes?
For that reason, when it comes down to cakes, I almost always turn to a reliable source.
This month’s #BundtAMonth challenge was to create a bundt cake with citrus. I went straight to David Leite’s Orange-Olive Oil Cake because it is one of my favorite citrus cakes, ever. This particular cake has made its appearance a few times around here. It is a large, rich, very dense cake that could serve 15 to 20 people.
I served this Orange and Olive Oil Bundt Cake on Christmas Day, and it satisfied 14 guests. Best part was that I still had some cake left over for the next day.
I don’t think I have to mention that this is a fabulous cake. If I had to sum it up in a few words it would be: silky, moist, citrusy. A friend of coffee, tea, or milk. Even a shot of whiskey. Why not.
Chef Leite uses navel oranges for his cake. I have used both, oranges and store-bought orange juice. There is a slight difference in taste; that is, the taste is more profound when you use fresh orange juice. I urge you to hop on over to their recipe and read about their adventures in making this cake. It will make you smile and realize that we amateurs are not the only ones that have trouble with making the perfect cake. Encouraging, isn’t it?
Scroll to the bottom of this post and check out the rest of the #BundtAMonth participants.
If you would like to participate in January’s #BundtAMonth, here’s what you should do:
– Use mandarin, orange, Citrus lime, yuzu, lemons, Key lime or ANYTHING citrus – and bake us a Bundt for Tangy January
– Post it before January 31, 2013.
– Use the #BundtAMonth hashtag in your title. (For ex: title should read #BundtAMonth: Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt)
– Add your entry to the Linky tool below
– Link back to our announcement posts.
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