Love cake is a famous cake of Srilanka. This is a
cake made with semolina and powdered
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
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 ….
125 gm butter
100 gm semolina
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)
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
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
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