Hubby thought the texture reminded him of corn bread,
and I thought is tasted similar to a Bisquick type cake.
It is definitely a pleasant cake, very basic as Dorie stated,
and can be served with various toppings.
I served the first slice with a drizzle of honey
that had pistachio nuts in it. I also served it with whipped cream
which I thought worked perfectly.
I am glad I shared half with Tricia or I would have experimented
with toppings all day. It was interesting and I am happy that I tried the
recipe, but I really was not impressed. However, that said, it did not
stop me from indulging.
I enjoyed my first slice of this recipe when testing Nana's version.
My first reaction was that I had tasted this cake before-per my memory it
tasted just like Marie-Helene's Apple Cake (circa Oct. 2010 :) ....sans apples.
I liked the concept of four ingredients used in proportion but did
find that for a quick and simple pound cake, I would have preferred to
not mess up the KitchenAid mixer for whipping egg whites ...
just to produce a pound cake. I will save that machine for my Brioche dough.
Folding in the egg whites also never felt quite right to me on this one,
since the batter was so dry to begin with. But I followed along and got
a nice French coffee cake for a cold winter's day.
I also indulged ~ perhaps even more than the cake actually deserved.
I am now pining for the Butter Breton cake that Nana makes
and this would be the perfect time of year for it.
Actually, any time of year is perfect ~