We move into our new HOUSE this weekend, so I’ve got a to-do list a mile long and I’m running around like a crazy chicken (primer and paint! packing tape! don’t forget to forward the mail! more paint! call the movers! also how does a person get paint out of his/her hair?! asking for a friend), but I wanted to make sure to tell you about this cake before we forget about citrus and move straight to strawberries/artichokes/rhubarb.
Okay so before we talk about cake I have to tell you that I went to the dentist today (just after writing the intro of this post, actually) and it turns out that, HEY, I’ve got a cavity! Which I’m just thrilled about. But the best part was when my dentist very helpfully informed me that the reason I developed said cavity is because of carbs. Namely, that I’m eating them too frequently and they’re wearing away my enamel?
As he was explaining the situation, I looked at him with wide eyes and an entirely innocent pout and said I’d work on reducing my carb intake. Because clearly, homeboy doesn’t know the half of it.
So with that in mind, HERE IS THIS CAKE! It’s rich with grassy olive oil, bright with fresh orange zest, and positively bursting with carbs. It’s the kind of cake that would make a wonderful dinner party dessert, but also the kind that I can’t help but sneak small slivers from throughout the day as I work and putter around. (#cavities.) A perfectly crumbed, gorgeously scented, sweet-but-not-too-sweet snacking cake.
I’m thinking of baking one for my dentist.