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CDWM SA - Ep.12 - Lydia's - Dessert

Lydia’s One Man Forest

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 45 min

  • baking spray
  • 6 large eggs
  • 300 g castor sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 100 g flour
  • 70 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup cherry brandy
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 500 g pitted black cherries
  • 1 punnet mint leaves
  • 1 punnet edible flowers
  • 1/2 cup chocolate sauce

Preparation method

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 C.
  • Beat eggs and slowly pour in 200 g castor sugar and vanilla essence. Stir until well mixed.
  • Into separate bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to egg mixture and combine well. Add butter and mix.
  • Spray rectangular cake tin with baking spray, pour in batter and level out. Bake 20 min.
  • Remove from oven, transfer to cooling rack. Allow to cool completely.
  • Using round cookie cutter or a glass, cut cake into circles. Using knife, cut circles into layers.
  • Drizzle cherry brandy over cake layers.
  • Beat together cream, remaining castor sugar and 1 tbsp cherry brandy, until stiff. Fold in cherries.
  • Spread cream mixture onto cake layers and stack on top of each other.
  • Drizzle with chocolate sauce, decorate with mint leaves, flowers and a few whole cherries.