Baking: This comfortingly simple passion fruit cake is a joy to eat

The simple butter cake has just the right ratio of sponge to buttercream

Plain cake with passion fruit icing: can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for two to three days

As a cake baker and recipe writer, I probably shouldn’t say this, but I’m going to: I think this is my favourite cake. A comfortingly simple butter cake, with just the right ratio of cake to sunny passion fruit buttercream.

This is the cake I make first when I’ve been away from home, and the one I crave with a big cup of tea when my mum is not around for a hug. Any leftover ...