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And…another cake. I don’t understand how I don’t weigh 100 kilos with all the cakes we are eating at home. I am lucky.

This one has a very nice combination of the caramel sweetness and the grapefruit bitterness. Delicious with a good coffee!

If you don’t like grapefruit you can play around with almost any fruit. Just follow the same procedure.

One of my Led Zeppelin favourite songs: Over the Hills and Far Away

Ingredients

  • 220gr. Plain Flour.
  • 125gr. White Sugar.
  • 120gr. Butter at room temperature.
  • 2 Eggs.
  • 1-2 Red Grapefruit.
  • 75 gr. Creme Fraiche.
  • Zest from 1 Lemon.
  • 1 Tea spoon Vanilla extract.
  • 1 Tea spoon Baking Powder.
  • A pinch of salt.

For the Caramel

  • 200 gr. White Sugar.
  • 2 Table spoons water.
  • A few drops of Lemon juice.

Preparation

Wash the Red Grapefruit and cut fine slices. Place them on the bottom of a cake baking tin. You can cover the whole bottom or just a few slices. Reserve.

We are going to start with the caramel.

Put an empty pot at medium heat. Once is hot add the sugar and water. Don’t stir it, just let it cook. When the bubbles become bigger and the caramel gets darker just move the pot side to side to reach the sugar on the sides.

Once all the sugar is completely dissolved and the caramel is golden add the lemon juice. Move the pot side to side to mix. Remove from the heat and let it rest for 1 minute.

Pour the caramel on the cake baking tin with the red grapefruit slices. Move the tin side to side to spread the caramel evenly. Reserve.

*Be careful with the caramel. Nasty burns.

Pre heat the oven at 175 degrees.

Mix, in a bowl, the flour, baking powder and salt.

In another bowl, mix the butter and sugar until well integrated. Add the eggs, one by one, and keep mixing. Now, add the lemon zest, Creme Fraiche and Vanilla extract. Mix well. Add the flour and mix until smooth.

Slowly pour the mix on the baking tin. Bake for 40 minutes at 175 degrees.

Let it cool down for 15 minutes. Turn around and place it on a plate.

Serve warm.

Enjoy it  with music! Over the Hills and Far Away by Led Zeppelin.

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