TWD Rewind: Perfection Pound CakeJune 4, 2008 at 6:57 pm | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 22 Comments
Sydney is one grey and wet city right now. We’re in the midst of what’s supposed to be a week of non-stop rain, so to pass the time indoors, I decided to play TWD catch-up with Dorie’s Perfection Pound Cake. To give my pound cake an extra element of sunshine, I chopped up a little candied lemon and orange zest that I had leftover from my meyer lemon bombe plate garnish and threw that into the mix.
What did I think? Well, to tell you the truth, I thought the cake was just a tad dry (and after reading other blog posts about this same cake, I found that it was not an uncommon reaction). But I took a little of the simple syrup I’d been storing the candied zest in, brushed the cut sides of the cake with it, and then it was perfection! With some whipped cream and a quick sauce from frozen raspberries, it definitely chased the clouds away.
TWD leader Laurie picked this recipe (back when there were only four members and she could actually get a couple choices of her own!), and you can find it on her site or in Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.