This my entry for We Should Cocoa hosted by Choclette at Chocolate Log Blog. Last month’s entries can be seen here for the Apricot challenge. This month’s challenge is Rose and you can see the rules here.
I couldn’t possibly name a specific cake as my favourite. But I can definitely name Baumtorte as one of the most calming and therapeutic cakes to make. It’s also one of the most delicious discoveries I have ever found! I decided to make one it with a little twist. And that little twist has made it suitable for We Should Cocoa!
Amazing original recipe from here
225gr unsalted butter
225gr golden caster sugar
225gr plain flour
2tbsp cocoa powder
1tbsp rose water
1, Preheat your grill to medium heat. Grease a deep 7 inch sandwich tin well and set to one side.
2, Beat together the butter and the sugar until pale and fluffy.
3, Slowly beat in the eggs and then blend in the flour until smooth.
4, Divide the batter into two bowls and beat the cocoa powder into one bowl and the rose water into the other. You could add a little pink food colouring into the rose flavoured one but I went au natural.
5, Spread a thin layer of either of the cake batters onto the bottom of the tin and place under the grill under golden brown.
6, Spread a thin layer of the other cake batter onto the top of the ready cooked cake and return to the grill until golden brown.
7, Repeat this process until all the batter has been used or until the cake pan is full.
8, Turn out onto a wire cooling rack and cut into slices when fully cooled.