6 egg yolks
120 grams superfine sugar
110 grams flour
4 tablespoons walnuts (ground)
3 1/2 tablespoons rum
6 egg whites
6 tablespoons flour
300 milliliters milk
300 grams butter (softened)
150 grams superfine sugar
1/2 cups walnuts (ground, plus extra for garnish)
3 tablespoons rum
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
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1Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2Beat the egg yolks with 40 grams sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the flour, walnuts, and rum.
3Beat the egg whites with the rest of the sugar, then divided into 3 parts: 1 part at the beginning, another once they look whiter, and the rest when they are almost ready. Beat until firm peaks are formed.
4Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture, being careful not to over-beat.
5Pour into a 22-centimeter cake mold lined with parchment. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Let it cool.
6Cut horizontally into 3 layers. Set aside.
7Dissolve the flour in the milk and bring to a boil in a heavy-bottomed pan, stirring until it thickens. Remove from the stove and set aside while it cools.
8Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the milk and flour mixture, walnuts, rum, and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
9To assemble the cake, plate the first layer of sponge cake, spread some of the frosting on top. Add the second layer and more frosting, then add the top layer and cover the entire surface of the cake with the frosting. Sprinkle the rest of the walnuts on the sides of the cake.
10Refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.
PER SERVING *
|Calories1320Calories from Fat770|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat770|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Hayley K. 3 Jun 2015
What an amazingly moist cake. It's a tricky recipe and not for the novice. However, if you take your time and really follow the instructions, you will have one delicious cake to serve. I can't believe I have never heard of this cake before now. It is definitely going in my recipe book as an all-time favorite.