Persian Love Cake
This persian love cake, from Annabel Crabb and Wendy Sharpe's book Special Delivery, made the kitchen smell amazing. The air was heavy with the warm scent of nutmeg (there is an entire tablespoon of the stuff in this recipe) and if I closed my eyes I could almost imagine myself in one of those spice markets - complete with sticky floors (thanks kids).
There are a few spice cakes that I love and make regularly - cinnamon cake, ginger and apple cake, cinnamon apple pie cake, my mother-in-law's kruidkoek and I am going to add this one to the list. With a dollop of greek yogurt and some orange segments it is a delicious antidote to grey day yawns.
Eleanor suggested suite as the collective noun for cupcakes. Suite/sweet - it is completely perfect. Thank you dear poet!