I adore this little lady by the name of Amanda.
Amanda has created this fun little club called the Secret Recipe Club.
It’s a fun little crapshoot.
You sign up and you get randomly assigned another blog from which to pull a recipe, make it and then re-blog it. It can be easy peasy, challenging, frustrating, fun, difficult, but most of all fun 🙂
I decided to sign up for the June/July challenge and I was assigned the blog: Random Acts of Food Princess Jay, as she’s known has an obvious love for all things Italian and good home cooked food — how could I not adore her? 🙂 She ends every post with Tutti Mangia, which from google I learned roughly translates into “Each one of you eat” 😉 Good advice, I’d say.
After a bit of scrolling, I came across a Citrus Pound Cake with Orange Sauce recipe that seemed perfect for summer.
We omitted the orange sauce, but if you have access to 12 blood oranges check out her recipe and try it! 🙂
Made with lemon and orange zests, eggs, buttermilk, sugar and flour, this cake just appealed to me.
I haven’t made a pound cake since before Nathan and I were married, 10 + years ago, way back in my restaurant management days.
In May, I bought a Microplane Zester, and I had yet to use it, so this was even more reason to test this recipe.
If you’ve never made a pound cake, never whipped egg whites into peak stages; I’d like to direct you towards this post on one of my favorite blogs – Baking Bites
If you’re here for Mouthwatering Mondays – Welcome Back! Here are a few of my favorites from last week’s linky: