This is a beautiful cake and oh so fresh and tasty.
Here you have some of the ingredients.
Well I did have some problems with the cake in the beginning. I do not recall ever blending the eggs and butter together and not adding the sugar. Maybe because I see now that I misread the recipe. I put the sugar and orange zest in a bowl and mixed it together I did not read that it was suppose to be the bowl of the standard mixer. Then when the cold eggs hit the butter well you see what happened.
So I took the bowl to the sink and warmed the whole thing up.
I kept reading the second page of the recipe where it says put in the dry ingredients so I thought the sugar was a part of that. I found this to be very strange and not making any sense. I kept reading page two and not seeing when to put in the sugar. In the end I did put the sugar in first and whisked it with the eggs and butter. So it turned out just fine. But it did keep me thinking and that is why I took all these photos to ask you guys about this.
Well I should have read page one again.
I did the bonne Idée it makes the cake so much more sunny. Mars and April are the hardest months for my DH who grew up in the South of France. Here in the northern hemisphere it is all grey and gloomy, spring is not until the end of April beginning of May. So this little cake is a ray of sunshine with it’s bright colours. We all loved it and will make again.