It is a universal truth that having cake in the house can only be a good thing. When I was at college and Uni I would often while studying or sewing on my day off, bake a cake to last us all (depending on who was home) a few days at least. Often on coursework hand in days when I knew the other students would be exhausted I’d bring a tin of freshly baked cake in, much to their astonishment, but once you know how it really only takes a few minutes to knock up a basic cake mix.
I got out of the habit of baking, especially since starting wildlife photography, which has become all encompassing., when I stopped to look at the cake at the local supermarket and well they just looked so synthetic. I made a promise to myself that I would bake a cake and soon.
Some time later… I came across this recipe by Simple Things Magazine, Lemon Olive Oil Cake and thought I would give it a try.It was a triumph. I used a light olive oil and the cake was moist and oh so delicate with all the air whipped into it and the smell of sugary cake and lemons have wafted through the house all afternoon. Enjoyed with a cup of tea in the garden in the sunshine.