Successcake - simply the best

After years of tears and begging I finally managed to get my mother-in-law's secret recipe for this caloribomb of a cake. If used I will not take any responsibility for those of You trying to loose weight or otherwise reducing calories, this one is only healthy in respect to getting pure pleasure with Your trousers on and nothing else...

Baking this cake take ca. 2 hours, and I recommend to put it cold for at least 1 hour before serving or preferable overnight in the fridge.

Cake base

  • 500 gram almond
  • 500 gram icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white flour
  • 7 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • vinegar

Separate the egg white from yolk. 

Mill/crush almonds.

Mix almond, icing sugar, white flour and baking powder and pour in whipped egg whites (some droplets of vinegar makes it easier to whip them stiff).

Use a roasting tin with baking paper and poor the mixture in. Use a spoon/first finger to spread it out and water to ease the spreading.

Bake in preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius in 30-40 minutes, but look at it continuously to avoid it getting brown/hard. Cool down after.

Split the cake in two equally pieces.

Buttercream:

  • 2 dl cream
  • 250 g sugar
  • 200 gram butter
  • 7 egg yolks

Boil cream and sugar and cool down.

Whip in the egg yolks and heat the mixture up to the boiling point (but not let it boil).

Cool it again.

The butter must be put in little by little before the cream gets cold and until it is sufficiently thin/thick. Be careful with the butter so the cream not gets to thin (it is possible to "cheat" with icing sugar to get it right).

Put the first part of the cake on a plate, smear the buttercream on, put the other part of the cake on top and finish with buttercream around and on top of it all.

If You want You may decorate with 1 tablet of chocolate (ca 100 gram) melted in 2 tablespoons cream and 1 tablespoon butter. Smear the chocolate round the outside and corners, and make a pretty pattern on top.

The cake should be kept cold from it is finished until it is eaten up - even though this period of time tends to be quite short...

And here is the documented proof and evidence of my success in getting the secret recipe - taken with an appropriate candid camera up my sleeve whilst hanging around my mother-in-law's kitchen...