While this cake is fluffy and buttery with that almond and rose flavor gently coming in for a lovely mild flavor, I just wouldn’t make this cake (other than this review). First, since I know how much butter went into it, I can STILL feel the butter in my pores an hour after eating one small slice. Also, despite the buttery texture and gorgeous crumb, it needs some moisture. The Soframiz cookbook says to pair it with rose petal jam. I made the jam and it definitely added what the cake needed.
This was a delicious cake. I thought it went well with the rose petal jam. On its own it was definitely lacking something. The almond past, butter and eggs make for a very dense batter that lightens up when baking. However, it wasn’t as light as I was hoping. With over two sticks of butter and six eggs this is also a very rich cake. A half-inch sliver was enough for me. This cake lost one point for complexity of instructions. It was a bit harder to follow than other recipes in the book. The last point was on flavor. Although good, I wasn’t as into it as the other recipes.
Almond Rose Cake