1 cup softened butter
1 cup super fine sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
grated rind of 1 orange and 1 lemon
3 tblsp. Fresh calendula petals or 2 tblsp dried granulated sugar (optional)
Marigold petals give a delicate flavor and a slight orange hue to this light tea-time cake.
Grease and line or flour a 21b loaf tin. Cream the butter with the sugar and add the beaten egg a little at a time. Sieve the flour with the baking powder and fold into the creamed mixture. Add the rinds and the petals. Spoon into the tin and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about an hour. Sprinkle with granulated sugar about halfway through if desired. Cool for 5 minutes, then remove form pan. Serve when just cool. This cake keeps well and can be frozen.
Cedar Spring Herb Farm, 159 Long Pond Drive, Harwich, MA 02645
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