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The Affinities Cake Recipe

The Affinities Cake
How to make The Affinities Cake

About The Affinities Cake Recipe: The goodness of almonds and prune juice comes together to create a rich, moist cake. Prepare this to serve your guests as a tea-time accompaniment.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of The Affinities Cake

  • 200 gms flour
  • 200 gms golden castor sugar
  • 100 gms ground almonds
  • 75 gms cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 ml prune juice
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

How to Make The Affinities Cake

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Preheat the oven to 150 degree C.
Oil a 20 cm cake tin, approx 10 cm deep. Line the bottom of the tin with some greaseproof paper.
Do not use a spring fold tin with a loose bottom else your mixture will leak out.
Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl and then make 3 holes with a spoon.
Put the vanilla, vinegar and oil into each hole and pour the prune juice on top. Mix well.
The result is a gentle volcanic reaction with bubbles rising to the surface.
Pour the batter into the cake tin and bake for 30-35 minutes.
Gently stick a skewer in the cake. It should come out clean and still be moist.
Cool on a wire rack for couple of hours before serving

Recipe Notes

This cake can be eaten with a delicious, runny custard. You could also serve it with fresh strawberries to give it an oomph factor!

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