Anyway ... cake!
And deservedly so. This cake turned out pretty darned well. It took no time to throw together, baked up perfectly, and tasted quite yummy. It would, I think, would make an excellent “emergency” cake (for unexpected company, work events, tummy cravings, etc).
I followed the cake recipe pretty much exactly as written, but did stir the zest of one lime in with the milk and melted butter. The lime zest gave the cake a little summer lift and I imagine orange or lemon zest would work equally well. This cake baked up very light and had an excellent fluffy crumb. We’ve eaten it with ice cream as well as with berries and whipped cream and it has been delicious either way.
You can see the recipe here or (if you’re worried about what is and is not fair use) you can find it in many editions (and variations) of the Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book.
- 165 of the 12th edition (as well as the pink-and-white checked Limited Edition)
- 141 of the 11th edition
- 257 of the Better Homes & Gardens New Baking Book
1 All last summer, I made a delicious dish of summer squash, onions, and tomatoes. I made the dish so often that I never wrote the recipe down -- presuming I would remember it the following summer. Well, I didn't. Didn't remember it. Didn't have it bookmarked. Didn't del.icio.us it. Didn't blog it.
Took me two weeks of looking to find the recipe at Twice Bloomed Wisteria. Two weeks. And that was using all my librarian foo.
Anyway, Mrs. Turner's Squash Skillet is the right recipe. Huzzah and pass the squash.