Sometimes there is nothing nicer than baking an old favourite. Nigella Lawson's malteser cake is one of my old favourites. I don't bake it often but whenever I do everyone always says 'Oh yes, I love that cake, we haven't had it in ages!'. I think that is a sign of a good cake! If I baked it every weekend I don't think we would be as mad on it.
It was my Mum's birthday so of course I had to bake her a cake. Aimee had reminded me of this cake the other week when she posted about her baking it.
I love the contrast between the creamy brown icing and the deep brown cake! I actually started cutting it up before even taking a photo of the entire cake, whoops! So unlike me. My family always laugh that I take more photos of food than of people, but that isn't 100% true! Honest! I have lots and lots of family photos too. Just more photos of cake than the average person.
As an added bonus, here is an archival photograph of the Malteser cake from 2 years ago. I think I have been making it for nearly 5 years now, such a good cake! This photo also reminds me that I need to use my Nikon D40 again more and stop stealing Scott's Sony NEX3...
How is everyone's week going? I think this week will be quite stressful in work (budget cuts & consultations *groan*) but I am also seeing my friend who lives in London at the moment later in the week which I'm really looking forward to!