Reader Ascanius made this excellent suggestion recently and I was quick to agree. This “stained glass” orange cake is a Gaston Lenôtre classic and a perfect holiday season treat. Let’s do this thing!
On a side note, I should say that I love the thought that there are ancient lit-loving parents out there bold enough to name their child “Ascanius” (possibly a father named Aeneas?). That’s probably too much too hope for. Ascanius’ email handle is “vergilius” which indicates that he’s probably just a classics lover. Either way the dude is OK by me!