Tuesday, February 21, 2012


It is still cold here this morning but there is a distinct change in the air. The squirrels are playing up and down the trees a little faster, the birds are actually singing and I can smell the earth rising above the cold. Yes, I think spring is around the corner.

Very soon, I will walk out to the garden and see the budding crocus and daffodil peeking their lovely heads out of the ground.

I wait in anticipation for that first sunny day when we can walk in the woods and enjoy the canvas of spring.

The countryside will be bursting with spring babies frolicking in the fields.

In honour of my optimistic Spring feeling today I am giving you a recipe for a lovely Daffodil Cake. I hope you try it and it brings a little sunshine to your day.

Daffodil Cake

Your favorite angel food batter or a box mix
6 egg yolks, beaten
1 t. orange extract
3 T. cream cheese, softened
1/3. c. orange juice concentrated, thawed
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Make the angel food batter. Set aside about 3 cups; pour the rest into an ungreased tube pan.

Add egg yolks and orange extract to reserved batter and fold together. Spoon into tube pan over plain batter. Bake until toothpick in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool and unmold.

To make the glaze, mix together the cream cheese and orange juice concentrate. Whisk in the sugar. Drizzle over cooled cake.

This recipe is from Abbie at Please Pass The Pie blog. Very cute blog.


  1. Congrats on your new blog! I have always dabbled in gardening, but this year I intend to get serious about it. Beautiful pictures.


  2. Love all the pictures. I miss the seasons ... here in Florida it's just been hot all year round for years now.

    Happiness to all.