Brandy and Schnapps Cake

    Brandy and Schnapps Cake


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    This is a great birthday cake or celebration cake for the adults. It has apricot brandy cooked into the cake and a soaking liquid with peach schnapps and an icing with more apricot brandy.

    Serves: 12 

    • Cake
    • 250g butter, softened
    • 3 cups white sugar
    • 6 eggs, whisked
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (250ml) sour cream
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) apricot brandy
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • Soaking Syrup
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) peach schnapps
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • Glaze
    • 1 cup apricot jam
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) apricot brandy
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1/2 cup almonds

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour55min 

    1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Butter and flour one ring tin.
    2. In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time. Beat well. Sift flour with bicarb soda and salt. Add sour cream and brandy ending with flour. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes.
    3. Soaking Syrup: Prepare the syrup in a saucepan by combining the sugar, peach schnapps, water and lemon zest. Boil for 1 minute.
    4. Turn cake out onto plate and punch holes in bottom of cake with a skewer or something similar. Slowly pour all of syrup into holes until cake is penetrated and syrup is absorbed. Immediately turn cake right side up onto serving plate.
    5. Glaze: Combine the apricot jam, apricot brandy and lemon zest in a saucepan and boiling for 1 minute. Drizzle over top of cake. Place sliced almonds on top of glaze along with a little lemon zest if desired.

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