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Dobos Cake   Veg  CD  DP  Hungarian  75mins


Serves 8   Cold  Vegetarian  Dessert  Pudding  Hungary  Eastern Europe



4 Eggs

125g/-5oz Caster Sugar

125g/-5oz  Plain Flour

3 tbsp Lemon Juice

1/2 teasp Grated Lemon Rind

1/2 teasp Water

25g/1oz Butter

for the chocolate cream

125g/-5oz  Softened Butter

200g/7oz Icing Sugar

3 Egg Yolks

100g/4oz Dark Chocolate

4 tbsp Water

for the caramel

75g/3oz Caster Sugar

3 tbsp Water




1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5 and lightly grease  2 large baking trays and 4 x 20cm/8 inch cake rings.


2.  Separate the four eggs and place the whites into a large mixing bowl. Whisk until the mixture forms soft peaks.


3. Whisk the egg yolks into the egg whites then add the caster sugar and continue to whisk until thick and creamy.


4. Sift the flour over the egg mixture then fold in gently. Add half the lemon juice, rind and water and mix well.


5. Place the cake rings on the baking trays then divide the cake mixture between the cake rings. Level the tops with a spatula and bake for about 10 minutes until pale and golden. cool n wire racks.


6. Make the chocolate cream by placing the butter, icing sugar and egg yolks in a  mixing bowl and beating until well mixed.


7. Melt the chocolate in a small saucepan which has been placed very a pan of hot water then add to the butter mixture and beat well.


8. To assemble the cake: divide the chocolate cream between three of the cakes and spread evenly then stake the cakes on top of each other, ending with a plain cake on top. Set aside.


9. Make the caramel by placing the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil over a high heat and continue to boil rapidly until the mixtures turns golden brown. Remove immediately from the heat to prevent it from burning.


10. Stir in the remaining lemon juice then pour the mixture evenly over the top of the cake, spreading it with a knife which has been brushed with a little oil.


11. Mark the caramel topping into 8 to make it easier to cut the cake once it has set.


12. Set aside for at least 30 minutes so the caramel topping hardens before serving.





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