Monday, 10 December 2007

Dad's Granadilla Cake

I grew up in Durban, and everyone I knew including us, had a granadilla creeping along some fence in the yard. There was nothing special about them. The only time I would eat them, was when my Mom told me I couldn't have anything to eat because it was too close to supper. I would casually go into the garden and eat some granadilla's - that showed her who can and can't eat 10 minutes before supper!!!

My Mom and husband share a love for Chocolate cake. It goes even further with Keith, he does not classify any cake that is not chocolate as cake. My Dad and I will eat chocolate cake if that is all you are offering, but if you ask us what flavour we prefer it will always be something tangy.

It was my Dad's birthday last month, so when they came down this weekend for a quick visit, I made him his favorite flavour cake - Granadilla!

I used the Chocolate cake recipe posted before and changed it slightly as you will see....

 Granadilla Cake

Separate 4 large eggs.
Whisk the whites until they come to soft peaks.
Keep the whisk running and . . . .
Add 1 teaspoon of baking powder,
Add 1¼ cup of sugar,
Add the egg yolks and whisk for 1 more minute.
Stop the whisk

Pour 1 small tin of granadilla in a jug and top up with milk to 250ml , add 200g of soft butter and place in the microwave for 1 minute.
Sift together 1¾ cups of flour,
3 dessert spoons of corn flour (cornstarch)
3 teaspoons baking powder

Now alternatively add the milk mixture and the flour mixture to the egg and sugar mixture, stirring well after each addition.

Pour the mixture into 2 prepared cake tins and bake for 35 minutes at 180°C.

My Dad was very happy with the end result. I used some more granadilla in the icing, and just so you don't think I am over my addiction to lemons, I topped it with lemon zest!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love tangy stuff and lemons too! Your cake looks ever so wonderful! Yummy!

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Rose&Thorn said...

You will always find things with lemons at Homemade Heaven!

Steph said...

I wish I was skilled enough to bake a cake like that. Foam cakes are so difficult. You did an amazing job. The crumb of that cake looks amazing.

Shallin said...

What type of flour do you use for this recipe? Is it cake, plain or self raising. I'm looking at the quantity of baking powder

Rose&Thorn said...

Shallin - I use cake flour and the baking powder is added with the egg whites.

susan schalkwyk said...

Ok, your cake is now in my oven. Can't wait to see it, your method is so much different from mine, I really had to keep my wits about me all the time. Now the icing? Is this plain icing sugar and egg white with added granadilla? Or do you have a different suggestion?

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