CHOCOLATE LOVE CAKE


Love cake is a famous cake of Srilanka. This is a

cake made with semolina and powdered

cashewnuts.

To get a good texture,you have to roast rawa,

mix butter and allow to sit for minimum 2-3

hours or overnight.

Now the recipe today is my innovate by

including cocoa powder and it was too

delicious !

This cake can be stored for some time, and the

older it gets, the tastier it becomes.

This recipe is the basic love cake recipe ,the

only difference I made was the addition of

cocoa powder. So go ahead and try with and

without cocoa powder and enjoy both tastes.

My kids like the chocolate love cake more than

the basic one !😀

To the recipe now ….

INGREDIENTS

125 gm butter

100 gm semolina

5 eggs

200 gm sugar

3 egg whites

100 gm cashewnuts

75 gm pumpkin preserve ( optional)

1/4 tsp. Lemon peel

2 tsp golden syrup or treacle

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/4 tsp almond essence

1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

1/2 tsp. mixed spice powder

1/2 wine glass brandy

3 tsp honey

1 tsp rose essence

1 heaped tblsp cocoa powder

a pinch of salt ( if using unsalted butter)

METHOD

First roast the semolina till it is lightly hot.

Switch off the flame and add butter. Mix well

and allow to rest overnight or 2-3 hours .

Cream the whole eggs sugar, and add the rest

of the ingredients except the whites of egg.

Mix in the rested semolina and butter.

Beat the egg whites stiff and fold into the

semolina mixture.

Line a baking tray with two parchment papers

or a brown paper/ newspaper at the bottom.

Then line with parchment paper ( to avoid

burning at the bottom).

Bake in a 170 C oven for 40-45 minutes or till

done.

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