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[Food] Cake ‘Liégeois’

Last week I baked a cake and it was delicious. Delicious for me, I mean… the others are not fond of ‘pain d’épices‘ and my cake tastes like it. It all started with a recipe for a cherry jam cake I found on the Internet. I knew that nobody would like a cherry jam-based pastryand found an alternative in the sirop de liège I bought more than a year ago (and that nobody wanted but me – I was waiting for an opportunity to cook meatballs ‘à la liégeoise’). Technically it was ‘Limburg syrup’ (another Belgian province close to the Netherlands), but it tastes the same…


For a yummy ‘Liégeois’ (yep, I picked the name):

  • 2 eggs
  • 120g sugar
  • 100g cream
  • 120g butter
  • 200g sirop de Liège
  • 280g flour
  • 11g baking powder

Preheat oven at 180°C. Mix eggs and sugar, add flour and baking powder. Add softened butter, sirop de Liège and cream. Stir well and pour into a cake pan.

I can’t help you for how long it need to bake. Let’s say at east 35 minutes. A toothpick/ the tip of a knife should come out clean. While baking I reduced the heat to 150°C (fan oven). It’s up to you and your oven!

Nearly a week later the Liégeois is still good. Yes, I’m the only one eating it (Daniel sometimes). Still, it’s good – trust me!


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