I decided, at fairly short notice that our self-catering break would be made better by cake! That meant I needed to have the ingredients, or be able to adapt them to match what I had. As luck would have it I had everything to make Nigella's coffee and walnut layer cake in her Kitchen cookbook.
And you can't beat a bit of Nigella!
I knew it'd be indulgent and would more than likely be a straightforward recipe too.
Which was good as I didn't have much time to make it either!
And I was right on both counts, phew.
I went onto a bit of auto-pilot and made the caked without prepping the tins.
And then when I dug them out of the cupboard I greased them but omitted to line the bases, which I only realised as I re-read the recipe as they came out of the oven.