ACTIVE TIME: 30 MIN TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 30 MIN plus cooling SERVES: 15
This moist cake, topped by a generous layer of cardamom-spiced, pecan-dotted crumbs, is a fabulous gift. Last year, Kate Heddings brought one to a holiday dinner party for her hosts to serve to overnight guests at breakfast the next day - even though I wouldn't be there to eat it!“ she says. Along with the cake, she gave the Calphalon pan she baked it in, fresh-ground coffee beans and a glass container of heavy cream.
Food and Wine December 2007 FW