Prepare a delicious typical Christmas cake from Sri Lanka

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At RIU, we know that Christmas is just around the corner, so we propose that you delight your guests these holidays with an exquisite typical cake from Sri Lanka. Today we bring you a recipe that will have you licking your fingers. And it’s sufficient to tell you that this delicacy comes from the land of curry for you to know that it will taste amazing.


Our employees, with the help of our guests, got together all the fruits necessary to make the cake. This is a very traditional activity on the island, and all the hotels and establishments have their own way of doing it.


Here you have a list of all the ingredients you need to make this delicious dish. We also give you a step-by-step explanation of how to prepare it:

  • 25 egg yolks
  • 12 egg whites
  • 1 lb sugar
  • 1 lb sultanas
  • 1 lb cherries
  • 1 jar ginger preserve
  • 1 lb cashews
  • 1 lb butter
  • 6 ozs pumpkin preserve
  • 1 jar Sri Lankan chow chow (chayote) preserve
  • 1/4 lb candied orange peel
  • 1/2 bottle rose essence
  • 1 bottle vanilla essence
  • Semolina
  • 1 oz honey
  • 1 wineglass beer
  • 1/2 bottle almond essence
  • 2 wineglasses brandy
  • 2 teaspoons spice powder (cardamom, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, ground together)


Let’s go! To start with, chop up the fruit and pour in half of the essences and half of the beer. Mix well and leave in a jar for three days. Lightly roast the semolina and, when cool, mix with the butter. In separate bowl, beat the 12 egg whites and set aside.


In a large bowl, beat the 25 egg yolks with the sugar. When well blended, add the fruit mixture and then the semolina and butter mixture. Add the rest of the essences and beer and then the egg whites. Line a pan with oven paper and pour in the batter. Bake for around two and a half hours at 250 °F. And that’s it!


Just reading the recipe has our mouths watering. How about you? Don’t put if off any longer. Book your holiday at the Riu Sri Lanka and you’ll be able to savour all of its varied and flavourful gastronomy, which includes delicacies like the one we’ve described here today.

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