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Gateau de Sirop

Yield Makes one 8-inch cake


  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • 1 1/4 cups cane syrup, divided
  • 1 cup Ginger Water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • Burnt Sugar Meringue

How to Make It

  1. Combine peanut oil, 1 cup cane syrup, and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl, beating with a mixer on medium speed until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

  2. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; slowly add flour mixture to egg mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Pour batter into 3 greased and parchment-lined 8-inch round cake pans.

  3. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes, remove from pans, and cool on wire racks.

  4. Prick cake layers with a wooden skewer; brush remaining 1/4 cup cane syrup over tops. Spread Burnt Sugar Meringue between layers and on top of cake.