As some of you have realized, hubby does not like fancy cakes. Actually, he wants cakes with NUTS in them so a book of coffee cakes should have lots of options for him. This recipe, of course, had nuts but they were pistachios, a nut, I rarely have baked with. I did not have to be concerned since he loved this cake and put it up, on the top of his mental list of what he likes.
Looking at the other bakes, I think I did something wrong, since my fruit and nuts sank to the bottom (which is the top of the cake) but who cares? They were there and they filled their requirement. This
is a cake which I plan to make again with different combinations of nuts and dried fruit.
I find that using lemon peel makes a difference in bringing out the flavor and in this cake, we noted the lemony flavor, not overwhelming but present.
There is a lot of batter in this recipe and I made it all. Instead of making one large bundt cake, I made several mini bundts. I love to use these. They come out more easily than the large bundt pan. I know, I am a coward. For us, this is more practical. This is my hubby's cake and he certainly can't eat of this, right away. I have frozen some of the minis and he has eaten the rest.
|With an apricot glaze - Boiled down some apricot jam.|
For the recipe, please check out Chris from Yummy Bakes. To see what other members did, check here.
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