Tuesdays with Dorie – “Tambourine” Cake

Carrot-Tangerine Cake

It feels like it’s been awhile since I did a Tuesdays with Dorie post (or any post, for that matter). My last one was only a few weeks ago, but considering I had done the baking for it a month or two prior, it feels like longer.

Yesterday I baked Fluted Carrot-Tangerine Cake. Except I like to call it “Tambourine Cake”. Here’s why:

Lately my daughter has taken an interest in helping me read the list when we go grocery shopping. She likes to read the list before we leave, then check it with me at the store. She carries the list for me, and helps me find the items. This is a big deal because we have struggled to interest her in functional reading outside of specified “reading time” at school or home.

Carrot-Tangerine Cake

The downside to having her help me read the list is that if the store does not have a particular item, she gets a little sad because her expectations were not met. Even though I assure her I can find the item at another store, she kind of obsesses about it until the item is in our possession. On Sunday, the store we were at did not have tangerines. So she asked me about it for the rest of the day, making sure I would be buying them the next day while she was at school. The cute thing is she pronounced tangerine as “tambourine”.

Yesterday when I picked her up from school, sure enough the first thing out of her mouth was, “Did you get tambourines?”. When we got home I showed her the tangerines I bought. I also showed her the tangerine cake I made with them. She liked her piece of cake as much as I liked mine.

Carrot-Tangerine Cake

The other Tuesdays with Dorie recipe for January was Lemon Squares, French Style. While I don’t have photographic evidence, I did make them in November for my mom’s birthday. They were a huge hit and probably the best lemon bars I have ever had. I will definitely be making them again!

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12 responses to “Tuesdays with Dorie – “Tambourine” Cake

  1. Cute story! I’m glad you both enjoyed the Tambourine Cake! It looks amazing!

  2. Nicole @ The 2nd 35 Years

    Cute story and lovely memories!

  3. I love that you now have a shopping helper! Cake looks yummy too.

  4. Tricia S

    Just love it all. Big smiles all around. Thanks for sharing the sweet backstory 🙂

  5. Nana

    I love the glaze on your cake, it really finishes off. I enjoyed both of
    the recipes for this month, winners all around. I adore your story
    of the Tambourine cake, so sweet.

  6. I just love the story!! I will probably think of it when I make this cake again…it was so good. Such a hit with my tasters.

  7. So cute-I’m going to have to make a note in my book that these should be called tambourine cake. It definitely makes more sense than carrot cake in my head.

  8. LOL – I like your daughter’s “tamborine cake” better. It looks good. I also was partial to the lemon bars.

  9. Beautiful Tambourine cake 🙂
    It was really tasty and it’s great she’s enjoying being part of the process!

  10. That’s a great story! I’m having trouble finding takers for sweets lately, so haven’t made any of the TwD selections for a while. This is one I’d really like to try, though.

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