This cake is an ode to autumn though and the last dregs of summer. First off I wanted to make a blackberry jam filled chocolate Victoria sponge. That was before Mum bought me this cake tin from Lakeland for my birthday. It's a beauty isn't it? The tin demanded to be christened and thankfully so. It was a pleasure to turn out a devilishly dark chocolate cake, the flavour intensified by a touch of coffee. The richness of flavour hides well the airy, open sponge beneath the surface, a wealth of lightness where every pore shines with the moisture trapped within. Bite into the jam layer and a smooth fruity tang hits you. A nod to its sweet surrounds.