As a young boy growing up in Australia, I always had the biggest sweet tooth. My granny, Maude, would make the most delicious fudge, pies, and cakes and I always loved giving her a hand—my very first sous chef experience. She usually would let me lick the batter too, so to me, it was a win-win! In honor of one of my favorite seasons, and in celebrating some of my treasured memories with my gran, I am excited to share with you what I think is the perfect cake you’ll want to bake this summer.
Since my early days cooking with Maude, my passion for sweets hasn’t faded one bit – especially during the summer months when an after-dinner treat is especially tempting! And while I learned so much from my early sessions with my granny, my passion for cooking has continued to grow. Whether it’s the perfect first course to prime the palate, or a simple, sweet finish to the evening, I’m always inventing new ingredient combinations that strike the perfect balance of flavor. My tasty Walnut Sponge Cake is just that – delectably nutty, tender, moist, and with an irresistibly airy texture. Serve it with a dollop of ice cream or fresh summer fruit and watch your guests dig in with delight!