I love a plain cake. There is something uniquely soothing about the simple, sweet comfort it offers. And there’s a modesty about a plain cake, too: it doesn’t draw attention to itself, or seek to impress with razzle-dazzle. It’s there to be sliced as needed, always delivering more than it promises.
I’ve used marzipan in a cake before, so I knew it would work, but I’m still surprised every time I make it – and once you start, it’s hard to stop – by just how easy it is. You throw ever