Algerian Mouskotchou Cake

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What is Mouskoutchou? Also called Mouskoutchou.
Mouskoutchou is the most popular cake in Algeria. If you ask anyone, they immediately know about what you are talking about.
This cake is a between a Sponge Cake and and Génoise Cake, and is usually the first sweet treat you learn how to make in Algeria. Very simple to prepare, great with coffee or tea. It is typically presented simple or with icing on top.

Serves: 10/12 Slices

Ingredients: (for the cake)

  • 6 eggs
  • 180g of caster sugar
  • 250g of flour
  • 50g of corn flour
  • 7g of baking powder
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 50ml of milk
  • 100ml of sunflower oil
  • A pinch of salt

Method: Easy

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  2. Grease a Bundt cake pan.
  3. In a large bowl whisk the egg yolks, the lemon zest and the sugar until it becomes very light and creamy.
  4. Pour the milk and whisk well.
  5. Pour the sunflower oil and continue to whisk.
  6. Add the flour, the corn flour and the baking powder and whisk very well all of the ingredients.
  7. In another bowl beat the egg whites until stiff peaks begin to form (do not forget to add a pinch of salt a few minutes after beating).
  8. Now with a spatula, transfer the egg white mixture to the other bowl and combine gently the all ingredients.
  9. Pour the mixture into the Bundt cake pan and bake for 40 minutes (more or less depending the oven) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

I serve my Mouskoutchou with some raspberries and a delicious Ceylan tea!

Bonne dégustation!

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