Saturday, 5 April 2014

Recipe; Chocolate and Cardamom Cake


So I did say there would be recipes.

Here it is. A rich torte-like chocolate cake with cardamom and lime! Great for parents birthdays/anniversaries actually (that's why I made it). It's based on Margaret Fulton's date and chocolate cake. Here is my recipe:

6 egg whites
200g sugar
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
Juice of half a lime
200g chopped dark chocolate
100g chopped dried apricots (I used organic ones, which are a bit softer and taste different)
50g chopped dates
200g cream
Zest of 1 lime.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (Moderate oven, 356 degrees Fahrenheit.)
Grease a 24cm springform pan and put baking paper on the bottom. 
Beat the egg whites until they are stiff.
Add the sugar gradually and beat into a soft meringue. (The consistency of this will mean you can make      patterns in the mixture, but it won't stand in a peak for long.)
Beat in the cardamom so that it is thoroughly mixed in.
Add the lime juice and beat in.
Fold in the chocolate and dried fruit.
Bake for 50min to 1 hour.
Leave in oven until oven is cool.
To serve, whip the creams and spread on top, decorate with lime zest.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'd love to hear about any of your favourite recipes or if you would like to try this one!

    :) Ellie