A cake is what makes my world move forward. And while we live in a world that is constantly demanding innovation, unique, exotic and the unusual, at times the heart and soul craves comfort, classic and the known. This cake is more in line with the tastes of true Kitchen Therapy – easy, basic, simple, using basic pantry ingredients. It is a lovely vanilla based loaf cake, resembling a classic pound cake, but much lighter, with airy crumbs. This cake is so fuss free, you’ll be going back to it time and again!
I add orange zest to brighten up the cake, but this is optional. You can omit the orange zest, and replace with lemon zest or with nothing at all. This cake is so versatile, you can press in fresh seasonal sliced fruit like plums or peaches, or you can be a bit naughty and swirl in buttons of dark chocolate. You can finish off with a rich fruit glaze, a simple lemon vanilla icing or dark chocolate or caramel swirls. For me, some powdered sugar works the best.
Like I always say – the beauty of being in your own kitchen is that you make the rules!