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Tunis Cake

Tunis Cake recipe

Tunis Cake recipe

Tunis Cake recipe for Christmas (with ground almonds and chocolate)

So a friend mentioned about Tunis Cake, an alternative  Christmas Cake his Mum used to spend some time obtaining or making at Christmas…

Ingredients for Tunis Cake

325g self-raising flour (sifted)
250g softened butter
250g castor sugar
175g ground almonds
1 lemon juice, and rind
4 eggs

Now for the Tunis Cake topping:

Chocolate topping: 150g dark chocolate; 40g butter; 1.5 tbsp water

with all fillings and icing, I find this tool particularly useful.

and if you want it orange buttercream filling:
50g icing sugar, sifted;
25g butter, softened;
2 tsp orange juice;
yellow food colouring (or not as desired)

and marzipan

(see the marzipan recipe on this website)

Tunis cake Zetetick Cooking

Tunis Cake Method

– Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until pale, I do this in a Kenwood Mixer by far the best way to make a decent cake.

– Add the eggs, flour, lemon juice, lemon rind and ground almonds, mixing thoroughly.

– Place the Tunis Cake mixture into an 8in greased and floured cake tin and bake in a preheated oven at 150oC/300oF/gas mark 2 for one hour or until springy in the middle when pressed.

– Leave on a wire rack to cool.

– To decorate the Tunis cake, wrap some greased proof paper around the sides of the cake, standing proud about 3cm of the top, securing this with a piece of string.

– Put all topping ingredients in a basin over a pan of very hot water. Leave 10 mins to melt, stir till smooth. Leave to cool.

– Pour chocolate icing over top of cake; smooth. Leave to set. Remove paper.

– There should be a good covering of chocolate on the Tunis cake.

Once completely set:

– Marzipan fruits and leaves: form two-thirds of marzipan into a selection of apples, pears, bananas, oranges and lemons. Roll oranges and lemons over a nutmeg grater. Place a clove in each fruit to resemble stalk. Us remaining marzipan to make 7 small ivy leaves and tendrils. Paint with food colourings. Leave to harden, arrange on cake.

You can, I understand, buy one from Tescos but our Tunis Cake recipe is the best

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