It’s been so gloomy in Door County this winter. Instead of a fresh cover of white snow we’ve had rain, fog and grey skies almost every day, not to mention the ice that made getting out of the house without injury an olympic feat worthy of a gold medal. Color comes from the bluejays, cardinals and woodpeckers at the bird feeder, the red squirrels stuffing their cheeks with peanuts and the gold stalks of grasses swaying against the somber sky. Times like this require a Pajama Day. Stay at home all day in your pajamas, get a good book or a Nextflix marathon…but first….bake a cake. This citrusy, moist, delicious cake just may fill your heart, and definitely your tummy, with sunshine. I was reading a blogging magazine and came across some beautiful, simple, clean images of food by “Mitzy”. Luckily her blog spot was referenced at the end of the article so I tightened my bathrobe around me and trotted off to the computer to look her up. What an inspiring experience that turned out to be. Forget the grey skies, it was sunshine on my screen. Mitzy, whose real name is Alice, don’t ask, has dozens of recipes on her blog as well as pinterest. This cake definitely called to me and before long I was whisking, grating and mixing it up, tossing it in the oven, glazing the cake with a simple lemon syrup as it cooled and then adding a nice lemony glaze over the whole thing. Yum, yum, yum. It tastes even better than it looks. Four eggs and yogurt are the secret ingredients and only a little oil to hold it all together. It’s super easy to make. Next time I’m going to make it in the Almond Cake pan.
Pajama Day turned out to be restorative and delicious!
Tomorrow will be Exercise Day!
Go to http://www.mitzyathome.com/ for the recipe, gorgeous photos and lots of inspiration. Enjoy. I’ll be serving this cake in the shop!