St John's cake


Apricot chocolate cake


Mix all ingredients except the coarse sugar well together and whisk about 5 minutes. Pour the batter into a grease cake tin. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake the cake one and a half hour at 150 degrees Celsius.

The anniversary of St John the Baptist is celebrated on the 24th of June, which also marks the beginning of summer. Many people still lit St John's fires to celebrate.

Cook the apricots 20 minutes and puree them. Mix 4 eggs, the flour, the sugar and the almond paste well together and pour this batter in a greased cake tin. Bake 40 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius. Allow the cake to cool down and cut it in two halves. Distribute the apricot mousse on the bottom layer and put the other half cake on top. Melt the chocolate with the cream in the microwave; split the remaining two eggs and add the yolks to the chocolate mixture. Heat one more minute in the microwave and stir well. Allow it to cool down and cover the top and sides of the cake with the chocolate cream.

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