"In the predawn light they breakfasted on clear streamwater and a traveling fruit and honey cake that Rimrose had baked two days before."
-Marlfox, p. 8
This cake is hearty, moist, lightly-spiced, and studded with cranberries, currants, and apple - in a nutshell, a perfect 'journeying' food.
It's topped with almonds, and filled with ingredients like freshly squeezed orange juice, tea, and allspice. It might sound a bit like fruitcake, but I promise - this tender, mildly-flavored cake is much tastier (that is, unless you love fruitcake).
On top of all that, it's easy to make, and as far as most cakes go, fool-proof.
Here's a few photos of the process, followed by the recipe:
Traveling Fruit and Honey Cake
Makes 1 large loaf and 1 mini loaf