Tosca cake

How could you resist a cake like this?

Cake ingredients:
2 eggs
1/2c sugar
3/4c plain flour
1t baking powder
75g butter, melted
2T milk

Topping:
3T melted butter
70g slivered almonds
1/4c sugar
2T milk

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Method:

  1. Grease a 25cm spring form tin.
  2. Beat eggs and sugar until thick.
  3. Sift dry ingredients.
  4. Carefully fold into egg mixture, with melted butter and milk.
  5. Put into prepared tin.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  7. While waiting for the cake to cook, make the topping
    Heat butter, almonds and suga in a saucepan.
    Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved.
    Add milk and bring to the boil.
    Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  8. Quickly spoon the topping over the cake and return to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until topping is golden and caramelised.
  9. Leave in tin for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack.

This recipe is adapted from Timeless Edmonds – Celebrating 125 years of baking, 2004, Hodder Mao Beckett Publishers Ltd.

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