Recipe For Hrapoćuša Cake

 A Hrapoćuša Cake is a Croatian walnut cake from the island of Brač. It has hints of lemon and orange. This two layered cake is gluten free and keeps well.

Hrapoćuša Cake
Hrapoćuša Cake
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The term ‘an accident waiting to happen’ could replace my middle name with ease. Even though I don’t have many accidents, when they do happen they seem quite momentous. I have scars to prove I do not do things in half measures. The weekend before we went overseas it was fairly hot. I put on some long cotton pants which happen to be very wide. While moving a pot plant I got my foot caught in the one leg, but as it was the first time I thought it would also be the last time that this would happen. Needless to say I was wrong. While walking up the stairs into the cottage kitchen my foot got trapped in my pants. I ended up face planting on the floor, bruising my already injured knee. My shoulder took the brunt of the fall, leaving me with limited mobility. And I bruised my face badly enough that not even makeup would cover the bruise.

Hrapoćuša Cake

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Feeling very sorry for myself off I went to the chemist to top up on Traumeel. I swear by them and by the Sunday I was feeling a lot less battered, even though the bruises were quite colourful. I carefully carried my stand mixer into the main kitchen and whipped up my Hrapoćuša Cake. I found it a bit too sweet and it had not quite baked enough so I tinkered a bit with the recipe. I made this again when we got back from holiday and served it as dessert for a dinner party we had with friends.

Hrapoćuša Cake


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Hrapoćuša Cake
 
This walnut cake is perfect served with clotted cream
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Ingredients
  • 250g raw almonds
  • 600g sugar, I used fructose, divided
  • Zest and juice of half an orange
  • 5mls vanilla extract, divided
  • 22.5mls crème de cassis
  • 6 eggs, separated (place 4 egg whites into a sauce pan and 2 into a mixing bowl)
  • 400g walnuts, 150g of which are broken up
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 250° Celsius
  2. Place the almonds and 50g sugar into a food processor and blitz until fine
  3. Place the zest and juice of the orange, 2.5mls vanilla extract, crème de cassis and 150g sugar into a stand mixing bowl
  4. Mix using a balloon whisk until combined
  5. Add the egg yolks and whisk until light and fluffy
  6. Whisk the 2 egg whites until stiff
  7. Place half the egg whites and half the almond meal into the egg yolk mixture
  8. Fold to combine and then add the rest of the egg white and almond meal
  9. Fold gently until completely incorporated
  10. Pour into a lined spring form tin and place into the oven
  11. Reduce the oven temperature to 200° Celsius and bake for 5 minutes
  12. Reduce the oven temperature to 175° Celsius and bake for 15 minutes
  13. Reduce the oven temperature to 160° Celsius and bake for 10 minutes
  14. Remove from the oven
  15. While the bottom layer is baking, whisk to slacken the 4 egg whites
  16. Add 400g sugar and cook on a medium high temperature, stirring with a wooden spoon until the sugar dissolves
  17. Add the walnuts and stir to combine
  18. Continue cooking, stirring often until a light caramel colour
  19. Add the lemon zest and juice and 2.5mls vanilla extract and stir to combine
  20. Place the walnut mixture on top of the cake and level with the back of the spoon
  21. Make sure your oven temperature is still 160° Celsius and bake for 40 minutes
  22. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 2 hours
  23. Remove from the tin and serve with cream

This is my contribution to this months’ Daring Kitchen Challenge hosted by Jason from Daily Candor.

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31 thoughts on “Recipe For Hrapoćuša Cake

  1. This is my type of cake. Nutty, dense and a little chewy. We’ve visited Croatia but I didn’t see this (that I can recall) but it was so hot we spent most of the time swimming and living on gelato!
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    1. When it is hot nothing beats gelato!

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  2. That looks so moist
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    1. It was very moist Tammy 🙂

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  3. Youch! That sounds like a very painful fall. So glad you’re OK! The cake looks deliciously moist. 🙂
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    1. Thanks Krista 🙂

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  4. That looks super delicious! Those citrus flavours would be a nice extra to the taste of the cake.
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    1. They really stood out!

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  5. Sorry to hear about your injury Tandy, hope you are feeling better now! This cake looks so moist and delicious I could reach out across my screen right now!

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    1. I am totally healed, thank you 🙂

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  6. So sorry to hear about your accidents. I’ve had that happen before with wide pants. On the flip side, the cake you whipped up looks seriously delicious. Almond and creme de cassis are two of my favorite foodie items 🙂 What a wonderful way to treat yourself after the “accidents.” Cheers!
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    1. It was the perfect treat 🙂

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  7. Oh this sounds absolutely amazing!

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    1. Thanks Krysten!

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  8. I want a slice of this with a cup of coffee, especially on this rainy Fall day!
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    1. It would have been perfect!

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  9. Oh no poor you! I can be a juinx too put your pants are mean! I found it too sweet too but a fun discovery.

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    1. It was really sweet!

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  10. I love the mix of nuts and citrus fruits…I can see how this cake tastes pretty amazing! But I am not even going to pretend I can pronounce or remember its name 😉

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    1. Me either Pat!

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  11. I have never heard of Hrapoćuša Cake before but sounds like this would be a great addition to weekend menu.
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    1. It would indeed!

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  12. I was going to try this cake but I read others commented about the sweetness of it so I didn’t. It looks good though, especially with modifications!
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    1. Thanks Lorraine. It was still sweet 🙂

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  13. Yummy! I love walnuts.

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    1. I think this is the best way to enjoy them 🙂

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  14. Ouch Tandy, that fall sounds like it was pretty bad, glad you are allright. This cake looks very moist and delicious!
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    1. The cake is seriously moist 🙂

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  15. Looks delicious, I would love to try it ❤

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    1. It is really good Natalia 🙂

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