Three words: Easiest. Cake. Ever.
Seriously, I read on other blogs about recipes that are “perfect for unexpected company showing up” and I inevitably look at them and think that before I would spend what would probably take me an hour or two in the kitchen “whipping up” something while my guests sat around, I would SO send one of them down the street to Whole Foods. This, however, may be the exception.
No prep time (not even setting butter out to come to room temp since it’s melted!), you can whisk it all right up in one bowl (so, minimal mess…also key), and you likely have everything you need to make it on hand already. Perfect with tea or coffee, lovely light flavor (I did use both extracts), and a breeze to pop in the oven for less than 30 minutes.
I loved it and the test kitchen snarfed it down before 10am. Thanks to Nancy for a great choice this week.