Elderflower and Gooseberry Cake

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    • Difficulty


Appears in
Around the World in 80 Dishes: Classic Recipes from the World's Favourite Chefs

By David Loftus

Published 2012

  • About

Phileas Fogg’s journey around the world has taken him eighty days, carried by steamships, railway carriages, yachts, trading vessels, sledges and elephants. His true prize is the love and companionship of his beloved Aouda. Our final recipe? A beautiful cake for a special occasion.


  • 275g/10oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 275g/10


Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4, and grease and line two 23cm/9 inch round cake tins.

Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, then mix in the ground almonds and half the elderflower cordial.

Gradually add the eggs, one at a time, then gentl