|Margarita's International Recipes|
I'm proud to say that this cake was made by my 7-year-old daughter Mika and her 4-year-old sister Camila, pretty much all by themselves. Pretty much. It's simple enough in that a child that can read well and knows his or her fractions, could make this without any help whatsoever (well, perhaps a little with the oven).
I think the results were pretty good. We forgot to put the star anise at the bottom, which the original recipe called for, and that might have made a small difference. As it was, I found the cake a little bit bland; even though I used salted butter, I think it would have benefitted from 1/2 tsp. of salt.
I also made the mistake of cooking it in an 8x8 pan. A loaf pan would have led to easier to cut slices - the cake is supposedly very good with some butter or jam.
Adapted from a recipe at Worldwide Gourmet.com