Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ode to Orange Slice Cake

Ode to Orange Slice Cake
By Bobbi Rightmyer

Although butter is no longer my friend
it is hard to resist the creamy fluff it makes
when blended into sugar so pure and so white.
The eggs combine to give more texture still,
to the all-purpose flour that forms the cake.
Yummy dates so sweet
with pecans and coconut
give an irresistible taste delight to make a mouth water.
But it is the candied orange slices that make this dessert
a heavenly, to die for treat.
Orange slice cake comes but once a year
at a time when Old St. Nick is near.


glnroz said...

yummy,, to pic and prose..

Cynthia L. H. said...

I made one of these cakes YEARS ago!!! Loved it! It's a lot of work, though! Good for you.
;^) ;^)
Mmmmm, now I want to make one.

Jeanie said...

Hi, Bobbi,

I'm finally able to start getting out of our crisis mode and visit blogs again. I've missed yours. Looked at all the posts -- will comment on this one because this looks so fabulous, but your grandchild poem is beautiful (how exciting) and I loved the haikus also.

Hope you have a beautiful TG and that things have resumed a bit of normalcy for you. Hugs.

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