Rose Cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 375ml sugar

Cream together.

  • 50ml rose water
  • 5ml salt

Add to egg/sugar mixture.

  • 625ml (2 1/2 cups) cake flour
  • 20ml baking powder

Add together and add to mixture. 

  • 120ml (1/4 block) butter
  • 300ml boiling water

 Melt together and add to mixture.

Divide into greased baking tins, filling to only two thirds, and bake at 170°C for 40 minutes or till golden brown on top and cake starts to pull away from the sides.

For the Frosting: Add 125ml of ground pistachios to your favourite frosting recipe.

Quoin Rock Cape Agulhas Cap Classique NV complements this dish.

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Recipe by Martin Senekal.