Friday, January 25, 2008

Lemon and Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

To commemorate the start of this year's quest to run the five New York City borough half-marathons, a race series sponsored by the New York Road Runners Club, I made Lemon and Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake from Elinor Klivans's new book, The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook. I packed the cake, brought it to Central Park, and shared it with friends who'd also run the Manhattan half-marathon.

This cake is excellent. Lemon and chocolate are an unusual but great partnership. Lemon zest goes in the cake batter; then the finished cake is brushed with lemon syrup while still warm from the oven.

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