So recipe number 2 from Mary Berry's baking Bible was maple syrup cake. The main ingredients were maple syrup (obviously), pecan nuts and orange rind. I was a huge fan of the instructions which were pretty much 'measure all ingredients into a large bowl and mix together'.
All in all it was pretty straight forward to make but it takes a long time to cook in the oven (1hour and a half) as it's made in a deep 8 inch cake tin.
Then you have to slice it into 3 layers (mine were a bit dodgy but you can't notice once it's assembled).
The cream filling and coating was also easy to make - double cream whisked to spreading consistency and then maple syrup folded in.
And then to finish it all off you sprinkle grated orange rind to the top.
It was a really nice cake, subtle flavours and not too sweet or heavy (surprisingly, considering it was smothered with cream!!!).
The only annoying thing is having to store it in the fridge!...