I baked this cake during Christmas time, as an alternative for the traditional fruit cake. Though I bake fruit cake religiously every year, it's not much in demand here because of the raisins. I've seen that many people enjoy the taste of fruit cake but don't like the raisins in it. I think, year before last, I baked this Rum cake, it doesn't have fruits in it, but it was too boozy. Surprisingly, I enjoyed that cake but Jose and most of our other friends were saying it's a bit too much “rum” for them. Since, it wasn't very popular (except for me), I didnt post it here.
I kept on looking for some sort of fruit and nut cake, to bake during Xmas season and landed up on this. Though I love citrus flavours, I tend to lean towards lemon all the time. I was a bit skeptical whether I'll love Orange scent and flavour. It was a good change from the usual and I loved the rich buttery and nutty dense texture of this cake. Not to forget that slight golden hue of the cake. It's ideal, if you are having people over for tea. I mostly had it for breakfast, I love to have cakes for breakfast ;)
Well, if you are wondering why I didn't post it during Xmas time… I had already posted some Xmas recipes and I didnt want to over do it. Somehow, I feel like, I'm spamming your mailbox, if I post too many recipes ;) Looks like, now is the time for this cake. I loved everything about this cake, colour, texture, flavour and I'm sure you will not be disappointed with this. Btw, you dont have to wait till next Christmas to bake this one, it's good anytime. Make sure you've a huge slice while it's still warm, that taste is kinda special!