Quick, simple, easy cakes
When it comes to cooking I tend to be an improviser depending on whatever happens to be at hand. In Austria they make a cake called Zwetschkenkuche which uses fresh plums so naturally I substituted a persimmon instead! - also known as sharon fruit or kaki - I can't believe that it is now over 30 years since I first saw them growing in China.
Make any light sponge mixture you favour but sufficient to make a sandwich cake, the mixture is going to be divided into two for separate cakes.
On top of the first half thinly slice and layer a persimmon - then add a small dab of jam. If using plums or apples a sprinke of brown sugar would be in order.
For the second half of the mixture add a generous spoonful of pure cocoa powder, sultanas and glacé cherries then top the mixture with flaked almonds. The permutations that can be used here are endless, two quick and easy cakes - coffee with cake anyone?