مسكوتة بللّيمونْ وْ اللّوزْ / كيكة /Meskouta or Maskouta or Keeka/ Moroccan Orange and Almond Cake (Butterless Cake) / Maskouta ou Meskouta ou Kika, Gâteau Marocain à l'Orange et Amandes Sans Beurre!
I still haven't replaced my broken oven and I really miss baking! My boys love cakes and cookies, especially Ghriba , Fekkas , Macarons etc.... and I used to bake a lot of these, but now, it will be impossible to give them what they like, till I get a new oven. We just have to draw, temporarily, the line at dessert treats, our ultimate ending for our meal. We bake lots of things on the grill, microwave, or we just order takeaways, praying it will be fresh and good. Here is a popular Moroccan Cake, called Meskouta [M S K O O T A], that I made a few days before my oven broke! Meskouta, also called Kika [K E E K A], is a b utterless cake, commonly baked during hard time and France/Spain Colonization, it was the time when butter was just hard to get and very expensive for the majority Moroccan people. So argan or olive or vegetable oils are used, which were more readily available than butter. My mother told me that Meskouta Cakes, in those old times, were baked in a s