sunday cake was saturday cake last week. we were on a roll for a little while there, weren’t we? hopefully we’ll be back on track this week… as it stands, i have no plans on sunday, and paolo will be working brunch, which means i will probably finish the west wing and baking a cake. if you watch/ed the west wing. lawd. i’m in love. not just because charlie is gus and gus is my favorite on psych but also because of josiah barlet, i mean, the man needs no words. he’s amazing. so is CJ. that woman is a tall drink of water (literally). clearly, cake and the west wing go hand in hand. cake. the west wing. coffee. that’s my plan for this sunday.
last saturday we had friends over for dinner and i wanted to do something different for dessert. you can thank trader joes for saturday cake because they have fresh figs in stock. right away i knew i wanted to do something with figs and raspberries… i found a recipe online that looked interesting and decided to run with it. it didn’t have any baking soda/powder in it, so i was worried that it was going to be too dense, but it actually ended up being amazing.
i’m not sure that i’m going to be able to do this cake justice with my words… there is lime zest incorporated in the batter, please don’t skip it. it brings this wonderful, fragrant aroma to the cake. it’s not overwhelming or even subtle, it’s definitely just the right amount. the cake seems dense… when inverted it on my cake stand i was worried that the inside wasn’t going to moist, because it felt heavy… but the inside was perfect. the outside is thick but it’s this beautiful crust that protects the fluffiness that’s hidden beneath that layer. the best way to describe this cake is substantial, but fresh.
the recipe calls for a powdered sugar dusting which, obviously i love, but i decided to do a mascarpone whipped cream with lime zest instead… best decision, ever.
recipe source: food & wine
ps. if you have any netflix suggestions, i’m all ears… when the west wing is over (*sigh*) i’ll need something new to watch!