This is a subtle cake: the coffee tempers the sweetness, and the buttery sweetness keeps it all mellow. Even if you don't make cakes, this one is a cinch. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)

This is a subtle cake: the coffee tempers the sweetness, and the buttery sweetness keeps it all mellow. Even if you don't make cakes, this one is a cinch. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)

apple & almond cake~ it's astonishing how buttery this cake tastes, given that there is not a gram of butter in it. the flour is replaced with ground almonds - and cooked, cooled, pureed fruit provides moistness and flavour/nigella    Recipe posted by Nigella

apple & almond cake~ it's astonishing how buttery this cake tastes, given that there is not a gram of butter in it. the flour is replaced with ground almonds - and cooked, cooled, pureed fruit provides moistness and flavour/nigella Recipe posted by Nigella

Nigella's Chocolate Fudge Cake: "This is the sort of cake you'd want to eat the whole of when you'd been chucked. But even the sight of it, proud and tall and thickly iced on its stand, comforts."

Nigella's Chocolate Fudge Cake: "This is the sort of cake you'd want to eat the whole of when you'd been chucked. But even the sight of it, proud and tall and thickly iced on its stand, comforts."

MARSHMALLOW CRISPY SQUARES | Recipes | Nigella Lawson    http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/marshmallow-crispy-squares-98#

MARSHMALLOW CRISPY SQUARES | Recipes | Nigella Lawson http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/marshmallow-crispy-squares-98#

You just will not get the marzipan to ooze into the cake batter if it starts off fridge-cold. In dire straits, I have cubed it and given it a quick whirl in the microwave. And if you wanted to replace the vanilla extract with the zest of an orange, I wouldn't mind in the slightest.

You just will not get the marzipan to ooze into the cake batter if it starts off fridge-cold. In dire straits, I have cubed it and given it a quick whirl in the microwave. And if you wanted to replace the vanilla extract with the zest of an orange, I wouldn't mind in the slightest.

Nigella Lawson's perfect every time Lemon Drizzle Cake | Mr and Mrs T Plus Three

Nigella Lawson's perfect every time Lemon Drizzle Cake | Mr and Mrs T Plus Three

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