"Love cake is a truly delicious, rich cake with an almost fudge-like centre," says Carey. "Fragrant with spices, it's made with semolina and cashew nuts and undoubtedly evolved from the Portuguese influence on Sri Lanka. Growing up, my nan would occasionally send us a slab, a cause for much rejoicing - hers was, obviously, the best. Nan's recipe is a closely guarded secret that I can't give away, but here is my version, which is nearly as good." Start this recipe a day ahead to infuse the cashew nuts with spices.