Let Them Eat: Chamomile Pound Cake

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Self soothing. [Photograph: María del Mar Sacasa]

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Pound cakes are one the purest cakes, relying solely on the eggs, sugar, and butter for flavor. While a plain Jane version is my favorite, I do make variations with subtle additions that won't upstage the base, such as a Almond-Chocolate Marble.

In this recipe, I've added a strongly brewed dose of soothing chamomile tea and incorporated it into the batter. The gently herbal tone is delicate and is later accentuated by a chamomile-honey glaze. The effect is subtle, as a hot cup right before bed would be.

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