..for my best friend! We met on the 1st day of Kindergarten and have been going strong ever since :-) All the best for you, and here's to many more birthdays to come.
For her special day I tried out a new recipe from a great German baking magazine. This cake has got a lovely orange and Amaretto flavour to it and can be filled with whatever you fancy. The recipe suggested a mocha filling but as she isn't a big fan of all things coffee flavoured, I grabbed the Baileys bottle instead. An orange mousse would work well too I think.
For the cake (without filling) you need:
- 4 egg whites
- pinch of salt
- Whisk until stiff
- app. 4 tbsp warm water
- 4 egg yolks
- 120g sugar
- zest of 1 organic orange
- Add the water to the egg yolks and beat till fluffy, adding the sugar as you go
along. Keep beating until the mix turns light and a little thicker.
Add the orange zest.
- 75g flour
- 40g cocoa powder
- Mix together.
- Juice of 1 organic orange
- 2 - 3 tbsp Amaretto
- Mix together
Gently layer the egg whites onto the egg yolk mix, sieve flour & cocoa powder on top.
Carefully fold in the egg yolks.
Baking: 180 °C app. 25 Min. (In a round greased cake tin, Ø 18-20 cm)
Leave your cake to cool before cutting into 2 layers. Trickle the Amaretto-orange mix onto the
layers to keep them moist.
Add a filling of your choice. Put the kettle on and ring your friends :-)