You must start by making an orange and cardamon spiced sponge cake. The actual cake is pretty simple and only requires butter, caster sugar, eggs, self raising flour, baking powder, ground cardamon and orange zest. The cake bakes on a low heat of 160 degrees for 35 mins. Once cooked leave to cool and whip up a syrup using caster sugar, water, rose syrup or water and some more cardamon, which you pour onto the sponge and then place into the fridge to cool for a minimum of two hours.
This dessert will take the best part of a day to make. However, bear in mind we are inexperienced bakers working without all the equipment needed in a small kitchen so life could definitely be made easier! Check out the full recipe in this incredible cook book by Atul Kochhar and get baking. The dessert tasted amazing and was so worth all of the effort. We are definitely ready for Wednesday and can now watch the bake off with our pre made treat!!!