In the category of most surprisingly delicious dessert, this cake takes the cake. The simplest of ingredients combine to make a dense fruit-filled treat. It tasted like a freshly split sweet, eggier scone with homemade preserves slavered in the middle.
As good as the cake is, the jam centre is the star. Along with the package of cranberries, I used two orange rinds to get lots of fruit flavour. I also added only the 3/4 cup of sugar and got the 1/4 cup of juice from the two oranges.
With the crispy top (I added a layer of turbino sugar and a sprinkling of lavender sugar), it was hard to decided when the bottom layer was fully cooked. My oven is not hot, so I gave it 45 minutes. In the photo you can see that the bottom looks iffy, but one bite proved that it was fully baked.
Many thanks to Jessica of the blog A Singleton In The Kitchen for choosing this one. I might never have gotten to it otherwise and now it's going to be my travelling cake for the holidays. I know that everyone whose house it arrives at will be thrilled.
Now, tell me - does my cake look like Pacman?