Spiced walnut and chocolate cookies cake with rosewater-sugar syrup

Spiced walnut and chocolate cookies cake
with rosewater-sugar syrup
How to –
  • Eggs – 6, separated
  • Caster sugar – ¾  cups
  • Ground cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cardamom – ½ teaspoon
  • Grated lemon rind – 1 teaspoon
  • Ground walnuts – 1 ½  cups
  • Ground chocolate cookies – ¾ cups
  • Salt – a pinch

For the syrup
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Rosewater – 1 teaspoon

How to –
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 c
  • Whisk together the egg yolk and sugar. Stir in the ground cinnamon, cardamom and lemon rind.
  • Add the ground walnut and cookies and mix well.
  • In bowl beat the egg whites and salt until spoke peaks. Gentle fold in the whites to the walnut-cookie mix making sure not to deflate the egg whites 
  • Into a greased cake tin, smooth the top  and bake for 45 minutes or till the toothpick is inserted into the middle of cake comes out clean.
  • In a medium saucepan combine sugar, water and rosewater. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.
  • Pierce the cake with skewer; pour over the syrup and leave it to cool.

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