Wednesday, February 6, 2008

a cake named desire

This Sri Lankan Love Cake is sure to set their heart afire.

6 large eggs
2 cups sugar
5 oz butter
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons rose water
zest of a lime
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cardamom
8 oz cashews
8 oz semolina
4 oz crystallised winter melon

Line a 10 x 12 cake tin with baking paper. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Beat eggs and sugar until thick and light. Add softened butter and honey, rose water, lime zest, nutmeg and cardamom. Beat well. Chop cashews coarsely and stir with the semolina and fruit. Turn into prepared tin and bake for 1 hour.

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