I don't know whether the Post Office is smiling on me or if I perhaps sent off a check to Bon Appetit after happy hour one night, but I have the glorious experience of receiving Bon Appetit monthly and it's slimmer that I remember it being in the 90s, but chock full of recipes for me to try (and drool over).
I have an affinity for the Washington Post food writing, but when it came to my mom's birthday I asked her to make the call. Did she want chocolate cake from the WaPo or orange marmalade cake from Bon Appetit? I am sure you can tell from the intro that she went with this orange marmalade cake. And I am so glad she did!
This is the final cake, note the topping is candied orange peel. I tried a new method that gave me the orangiest candied orange peels I have ever tasted... so wonderful!
In the photo below, the cake sits next to Adam and my mom's birthday present. It looks almost like a coffee cake, and I do think it would work well at a breakfast or brunch with a nice cup of coffee. And orange juice? That might be a little much.
And the Homer Simpson that Adam is cried, "Yes, that's it!"
And then he told me I am amazing. I appreciate that very much.