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Cachaça cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Method

Cachaça is a Brazilian rum, that is made from sugarcane juice instead of molasses, like other rums. It is the base for the traditional and very popular Brazilian cocktail - Caipirinha. As you will see, cachaça also adds a wonderful depth of flavor to this cake! 

For the cake

  • Preheat oven to 140-150* C (284-300* F) Fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the butter and sugar. Beat for 4-5 minutes on high speed using the whisk attachment, until light and fluffy. Every so often, stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
  • Lower mixer’s speed and add the eggs, one at a time, waiting for each egg to become completely incorporated before adding the next.
  • Remove mixing bowl from stand and add the yogurt, cachaça, lime zest, all-purpose flour and self-rising flour. Mix with a spatula until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Grease a 25x10 cake pan with butter and dust with flour. 
  • Add the cake batter and bake for 70 minutes.

For the syrup

  • In a pot, add the sugar, the juice from 7 limes, the cachaça and tonic water. Place over high heat.
  • As soon as the sugar melts and the mixture comes to a boil, add the lime wedges.
  • Remove from heat and set the syrup aside to cool.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and slowly add the cool syrup over the cake using a spoon so that it won’t break or crack.
  • Set aside for 30 minutes so the cake can soak the syrup.
  • Remove the lime wedges and set aside.

For the frosting

  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the butter and icing sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add the cachaça and beat to incorporate.
  • Spread the frosting over the cake with a spoon.
  • Serve with lime wedges.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

590
Calories (kcal)
30 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

27.0
Total Fat (g)
39 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

16.0
Saturated Fat (g)
80 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

77.0
Total Carbs (g)
30 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

56.0
Sugars (g)
62 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

6.3
Protein (g)
13 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.1
Fibre (g)
4 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.12
Sodium (g)
2 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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