Extravaganza cake

Recipe from: 11/1/1997 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 22
Servings 0
Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • NUTTY MERINGUE LAYER
  • 2
    large egg whites
  • 60
    g
    castor sugar
  • 50
    g
    ground almonds
  • 50
    g
    dark chocolate, grated
  • 50
    g
    walnuts, chopped
  • 50
    g
    dates, chopped
  • CAKE
  • 180
    g
    butter
  • 150
    g
    castor sugar
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 180
    g
    cake flour
  • 50
    g
    white bread flour
  • 25
    g
    cornflour
  • 10
    ml
    baking powder
  • 1
    ml
    salt
  • 20
    ml
    sherry
  • TO DECORATE
  • 375
    ml
    cream, whipped
  • 100
    g
    flaked almonds, toasted
  • cherries
  • chocolate leaves
 

Method

1 hour 25 minutes
 
1. NUTTY MERINGUE LAYER: Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add castor sugar and continue to beat until mixture is stiff and glossy. 2. Fold in remaining meringue ingredients and pour into a greased 23 cm springform cake tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 170 ºC for 30 to 40 minutes. Leave to cool in tin. 3. CAKE: Increase oven temperature to 180 ºC. Beat butter and castor sugar until light. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until fluffy. Fold into the butter mixture. 4. Sift the flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt together and fold into the egg and butter mixture alternately with the sherry. 5. Spread evenly in a greased 22 cm cake tin and bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from the tin and leave to cool. 6. DECORATION: Place meringue layer on a serving platter and spread a third of the whipped cream over it. Place the cake on top of the whipped cream and spread remaining cream over the top and sides. 7. Press almonds around the sides of the cake and decorate the top with rosettes of cream, cherries and chocolate leaves. Makes a 22 cm cake.
 

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