Kibrisli cake

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Appears in
Orchards in the Oasis: Recipes, travel and memories

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2010

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This is my recreation of a cake made by Emin’s sister-in-law at their joint family home on the Bosphorus, Kibrisli Yalisi. I like it best served as a pudding with a bowl of soft fruit and some whole milk yogurt or crème fraîche.


  • 5 large free-range eggs, separated
  • 250 g golden caster sugar
  • finely grated rind of 1


Heat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Lightly butter a deep 20 cm round cake tin (not one with a loose base) and line with a disc of greaseproof paper.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks, c