When a cake combines beauty, simplicity and taste, all with only a few ingredients, it is the best you could want from home baking. This cake is incredibly delicious and is one of my best-loved desserts. Not only because it’s very tasty, but because it’s easy to make and versatile – you can use whichever fruit is in season.
I made mine with rhubard as it’s one of my favourite flavours. I remember having a huge rhubarb bush in my parents’ allotment when we were growing up. My mum always used to make a compote with rhubarb, strawberries or other berries that were in season and it is that flavour of outdoor rhubarb, robust and with greater acidity from the forced rhubarb, that I will always love.