Friday, February 29, 2008
Orange Spice Cake
I made Kelli's delicious Orange Spice Loaf today for dessert. I bought the flower shaped pan at a local housewares store recently, so I decided to use it for the first time instead of a loaf pan as Kelli did when she made the recipe. I think it came out great! I just dusted the cake with confectioners sugar this time, but next time I make it I might try to do an colored icing and emphasize the flower design.
I used Kelli's recipe as seen on her beautiful Seasonal Delights Magazine web page, but I added the zest from 2 oranges and some chopped pecans to the batter at the last step. The cake had a nice sweet citrus flavor, and had a pound cake consistency... just perfect to accompany a cup of tea!
The china in my picture are some of my few cherished pieces of Irish Belleek China. I bought the teapot when I was on a vacation in Ireland two years ago. Now that the dollar to Euro exchange is so bad, I'm glad I bought it then!
I can't believe tomorrow will be March 1! This year there will be St Patrick's Day decorations along side Easter decorations. Thankfully it means Spring will finally be here soon!