A moist, fruity snacking cake as substantial as it is delicious
This is not the airy, sugary kind of cake you’d typically stick a candle in for birthdays — this cake satisfies in a completely different way. Homey and comforting, it boasts a moist, muffinlike crumb, is studded with cranberries and topped with a crunch of brown-sugared walnuts. Like the most delicious holiday candle, it’s perfumed with orange, cinnamon and cloves.
Called a snacking cake because it’s ideal for exactly that, it begs to be shared with a friend over a cup of tea or coffee or savored as a recharge on a bustling winter’s afternoon.
With just the right level of sweetness from maple syrup, whole grain flour, healthful oil in place of butter, and plenty of nuts, this cake provides more than pleasure; it gives you some steady sustenance too.