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Dark Raspberry Cake

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  Egg whites 6 , stiffly separated
  Sugar 100 Gram
  Vanilla sugar 50 Gram
  Plain flour 65 Gram, sifted
  Cocoa powder 65 Gram
For filling
  Double cream 450 Milliliter
  Rum/Kirsch 65 Milliliter
  Red currant jelly 75 Gram
  Raspberries 225 Gram
  Strawberries 225 Gram, halved
  Icing sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (To Decorate)

Butter and line a 20 cm/8 inch round cake tin with greaseproof paper.
Brush the , paper with melted butter and dust with flour.
Whisk the egg yolks with the sugars in a mixing bowl until the mixture falls off the whisk in a thick ribbon.
Sift the flour and cocoa powder together on to a sheet of greaseproof paper.
Gently fold in a third of the flour mixture, then a third of the beaten egg whites and repeat until all of the flour and egg whites are incorporated.
Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in a preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until the cake is springy to the touch.
Remove from the oven and leave the cake in the tin on a wire tray for 5 minutes before turning it out to cool completely.
Whisk together the cream and vanilla sugar in a mixing bowl, until the mixture forms light, firm peaks.
To assemble the cake, slice the sponge into 3 layers.
Warm 1 1/2 x 15 ml spoons/1 1/2 tablespoons of the rum or Kirsch together with the redcurrant jelly in a small saucepan, stirring constantly, until the mixture forms a syrup.
Brush the warm syrup over the bottom layer, arrange the raspberries on top and spread over a layer of the whipped cream.
Cover with another layer of the cake, brush with the remaining rum or Kirsch.
Arrange the strawberries on top and spread over a thick layer of the whipped cream.
Place the third layer of cake on top and spread the top with the whipped cream.
Decorate with a piped border of the remaining whipped cream and chocolate scrolls (if using) dusted with icing sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 508 Calories from Fat 269

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g46.1%

Saturated Fat 0.7 g3.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 43.2 mg1.8%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.3%

Dietary Fiber 5.3 g21.1%

Sugars 38.1 g

Protein 6 g11.6%

Vitamin A 0.3% Vitamin C 39.8%

Calcium 2.5% Iron 8.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Dark Raspberry Cake Recipe