And oh, boy, did these Americans eat it!
The recipe comes from Milkweed and Teasel, one of my favorite blogs. She's an American ex-pat who married a British groundskeeper on one of the great estates. She has a keen sense of which British recipes will translate well for Americans - this is one of them.
My only regret is that the cake involved no alcohol. I may experiment with that, next time.
New recipe count: 35