How to make it

  • Method:
  • For the sponge
  • Preheat oven to 190deg C , reduce to 180deg C after 10 mins of putting the cake in.
  • Grease and line a 9"ring tin; A springform cake tin is always better.
  • - Sift the flour + baking powder + salt + ground almonds 3 times.
  • - Beat the eggs and sugar well with beater till very thick ribbon falls and holds in place for at least 5 seconds (beat for approx 10mins)
  • - Add vanilla essence + almond essence and beat for 1 min.
  • - Gently fold in the sifted flour; mix lightly so that air doesnt escape.
  • - Turn gently into tin and bake for 30-35mins till done.
  • - Once done, remove from tin after 5 mins and leave on rack to cool completely. Cut horizontally into 3 layers.
  • Filling :
  • Peel and chop 2 kiwi-fruit into tiny pieces,and slice 1 for the top.
  • Whip 400ml whipping cream with 4tbs pwdrd sugar +1 tsp almond essence until thick and holds peaks.
  • Reserve 1/2 for icing the top. In the remainder of the cream ,fold in the chopped kiwi-fruit.
  • Place the bottom most layer of the sponge on your serving platter, spread half the marmalade across it. Spread it fast, or else it'll seep into just one area. Top with half the fruit cream.
  • Place the middle layer over this, and repeat with the rest of the marmalade and fruit cream.
  • Topping:
  • Microwave the white and dark chocolate separately in 2 zip bags for 1-2 mins to melt it.
  • Spread the remaining almond cream over the top and sides of the cake. Sprinkle with ground almonds.
  • At this point, I sometimes cut the cake into 12 equal portions, to make serving easier...pastry style. (see picture)
  • Now place a slice of kiwi fruit at equal intervals, drizzle with both white and dark chocolate, and chill well before serving.

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    " It was excellent "
    nadaism ate it and said...
    What a tummy pleaser. Cheerfully !!!!!5
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Boy, does this ever sound sooo delicious and wonderful!!! Can't wait to make this luscious dessert!
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    " It was excellent "
    dynie ate it and said...
    This DOES sound refreshing!
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  • gottaluvit 12 years ago
    Wow! This looks awesome and the flavor combos sound out of this world! I will def make this one Thanks!
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  • sola 12 years ago
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  • redhawk 12 years ago
    What an especially elegant spring/summer delight!
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  • nemo 12 years ago
    WOW!! *mouthwatering*
    I definitely will make this one when I get my oven!
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  • sweetwords 13 years ago
    Wow! I seldom bake a cake, but this looks absolutely worth it. Got it saved!
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  • zena824 13 years ago
    This is so pretty... I bet it tastes as good as it looks......Yummmm
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Oh boy, you sure got my attention! This looks fantastic, gotta make it, thank you so much!
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