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Love Cake

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Omeshika Kaggodaarachchi

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“Love Cake: a confectionery introduced by the Dutch or Portuguese which has evolved to a unique delicacy in Sri Lanka.”

Difficulty

Medium 👍
45
min.
Preparation
45
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-100+
700 g cashew nuts
1 kg pumpkin preserve
850 g semolina
500 g unsalted butter
16 egg yolks
egg whites
90 ml rose water
30 ml almond extract
90 ml honey
50 ml milk
  • Step 1/11

    Roast the semolina in a non-stick pan over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes. Do not let it get too roasted and should notice the difference from the texture of the roasted semolina.

    Roast the semolina in a non-stick pan over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes. Do not let it get too roasted and should notice the difference from the texture of the roasted semolina.

  • Step 2/11

    Add the butter to the roasted semonlina and mix together, until the butter is combined well.

    Add the butter to the roasted semonlina and mix together, until the butter is combined well.

  • Step 3/11

    Beat sugar with egg yolks until creamy and the sugar is dissolved.

    Beat sugar with egg yolks until creamy and the sugar is dissolved.

  • Step 4/11

    On low speed, alternatively add spoonfuls of pumpkin perserve, chopped cashew nuts and the semonlina and butter mixture.

    On low speed, alternatively add spoonfuls of pumpkin perserve, chopped cashew nuts and the semonlina and butter mixture.

  • Step 5/11

    Add the milk alternatively when mixing in the pumpkin perserve, semolina butter mixture and cashews to the cake.

  • Step 6/11

    Add rose water, almond extract and honey into the cake mixture and mix well.

  • Step 7/11

    Beat the egg whites, until stiff.

    Beat the egg whites, until stiff.

  • Step 8/11

    Fold in the egg whites into the cake mixture.

    Fold in the egg whites into the cake mixture.

  • Step 9/11

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (150 fan).

  • Step 10/11

    Bake the cake for 30-45 minutes, till the cake is golden brown (or insert a toothpick and see the middle of the cake is cooked).

    Bake the cake for 30-45 minutes, till the cake is golden brown (or insert a toothpick and see the middle of the cake is cooked).

  • Step 11/11

    Let the cake cool and cut the cake pieces to your preferences.

    Let the cake cool and cut the cake pieces to your preferences.

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