A few months ago, after running in the Brighton half marathon, I had a piece of cake in my favourite Brighton coffee shop Coffee@33 called lumberjack cake. It was heavy with date and apple, with a delicious caramelised coconut topping. It was the first time I'd heard of this cake but I was smitten! After a little bit of research, I managed to find a couple of recipes and the favourite so far has been from the forummers recipes on nigella.com and you can find the original here.
Anyway, I made this last night to take to a lovely afternoon tea picnic today for my Mum's birthday. The weather in the south east was wonderful, and I spent the afternoon at Wakehurst Place with my sisters, parents and beautiful Ben (my nephew). Sarah made perfect finger sandwiches, Claire made heart shaped scones and I made cake. Ben provided the entertainment.