OK. This one is a sleeper. It's filled with yummy ingredients like cardamom and orange zest and a hint of coffee, but it looks so nondescript.
This is one cake that truly improves in taste the longer it sits. First day, it was okay. Second day, it was fragrant and moist. Third day, it disappeared. I barely got a photograph of a piece.
The coffee is hardly noticeable. The orange zest adds a brightness to the cake without overpowering it. This would make an excellent tea cake; it certainly made a great breakfast cake, with a few desserts thrown in for good measure.
Head over to Jill of Jill’s Blog for the recipe, and to the TWD blog to read the stories from the other bakers.