It’s still winter. And the only reason I’m not sad about it is because citrus season continues! Up until now you’ve heard about my unconditional love for lemons and limes, but blood oranges aren’t far behind.
What I love about this cake is that it’s simple but not boring. Like many of Jessica Koslow’s recipes from Everything I want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking, this cake is not overly complicated but there is something Sqirl-ly about it. Each recipe has around two or three more steps than the simplest version–and the two or three extra steps are usually something the home cook or baker might not think of. It’s pretty genius. And making this cake is totally worth it.
I do have a few notes on this recipe. The first time I made the cake, it turned out dry. I think it was because my eggs were cold. Make sure your eggs are room temperature, even if that means cracking them into a bowl and letting them warm up on top of the pre-heating oven.