Tunis Cake

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Sarah

Tunis Cake

Does anyone have a recipe for a Tunis cake? I had never heard of it untill I was talking to a friend who sugegested I make one at Christmas as my son does not like fruit cake. So I would be very grateful to anyone who has a recipe for one

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Anastasia

Tunis cake.

I believe thatbTunis cake is. Just a maderia cake with chocolate topping.
I am sure that Tesco sell them in the run up to Christmas.
I have seen one years ago , but never made one.
Sorry , probably not a lot of help.

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Gerry

Tunic cake nicked from a forum, not from a chef

Tunis Cake Recipe

"This delicate sponge cake is traditionally served at Christmas and is one of my favourites because, during the winter, I have more time and like to decorate it with perfect little marzipan fruits. As with some other recipes, good quality chocolate is essential. (TB)"

Makes 10--12 portions

For the cake
225 g/8 oz self-raising flour
170 g/6 oz softened butter
170 g/6 oz caster sugar
110 g/4 oz ground almonds
1 lemon (juice and grated rind)
3 eggs

For the topping
plenty of good quality chocolate
6 marzipan fruits (see recipe on opposite page) [I'm not including it here, you can make your own from any marzipan recipe I'd think.]

First make the cake. Place the butter and sugar into a food mixer and beat until pale. Add the eggs, flour, lemon juice, lemon rind and ground almonds, mixing thoroughly. Place the mixture into a 20 cms/8 in greased and floured tin and bake in a pre-heated oven at 150 degree C/300 degree F/gas 2 for one hour or until springy in the middle when pressed. Leave on a wire rack to cool.

To decorate the cake, wrap some greaseproof paper around the sides of the cake, standing proud of the top, secure this with a piece of string. This forms a well into which you can pour the melted chocolate. Remove the greaseproof and you'll find that the chocolate shouldn't have run down the sides. Ideally, you should have one centimetre of chocolate -- yes, really! leave to set and place the marzipan fruits on the top to finish

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Gerry

Tunis cake, sorry

I'd put Tunic in the search field and still got the right answers.

 
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