Baba Surprise

Baba Surprise

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A ring of delicate sponge cake, soaked in a syrup flavoured with lemon juice and rum and filled with ice-cream and nuts.

Baba Surprise recipe - How to make Baba Surprise



Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  35 min.   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     5Makes 4 to 6 servings
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For The Sponge Cake Ring
1 recipe eggless sponge cake

To Be Mixed Into A Soaking Syrup
100 gms sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp rum (optional)

For The Filling
2 tbsp mixed nuts
2 scoops vanilla ice-cream

For The Decoration
1 cup whipped cream
a few cherries

For the sponge cake ring

    For the sponge cake ring
  1. Follow the basic recipe, except use a ring mould of 160 mm. (6 1/2") diameter and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree c (350 degree f) for 35 minutes.
  2. Turn out and allow to cool.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place the sponge ring on a serving dish.
  2. Saturate it with soaking syrup.
  3. Pipe the whipped cream around the base.
  4. Just before serving, fill the centre with the ice-cream. Sprinkle dried fruits on top.
  5. Garnish with cherries.