Wonder Cake is a tender, sweet cake, lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, filled with pecans and sprinkled with powdered sugar; this cake was exactly what we needed for a late night treat on a chilly winter day. (Yes, in Phoenix, it’s a “chilly winter day” anytime it dips below 60.) I served this cake with coffee (and cocoa for the kids) and everyone loved it. This cake would also be delicious with whipped cream or ice cream.
As soon as I saw that my friend Christy was writing a cookbook called Sweetness, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. This cookbook does not disappoint. Filled with memories of growing up with her grandparents and listening to their stories of their own childhoods; the blurbs and anecdotes are my favorite part of the book.
That says a lot, considering the fact that one recipe after another tempts me to head for the kitchen and stir together a batch of cookies, a cake, or some candy. Any dessert lover in your life would enjoy this book. Christy has a gift for story-telling and she passes on her family’s memories in a way that will have you remembering them long after you finish the last slice of Wonder Cake.