My first attempt to make Turkish Delight was failed. So I have used it as an ingredient to make cake and it turned out to be a very good one.
- 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 2 1/2 cups of water
- 1 dessertspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoon starch
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup of roasted hazelnut
- 3/4 cup of vegetable/canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or powdered vanilla
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Take a large pot and put water, sugar and brown sugar in it.When it starts to boil add starch and vinegar. You need to mix it continuously when you are adding starch in order to have a smooth mixture. When all ingredients are mixed well, lower the heat and cook it about one hour.
After one hour add roasted and crushed hazelnuts (you can buy roasted hazelnuts but I prefer to roast myself) and put it in a large bowl and wait until it gets cold.
Add eggs to the mixture and after beating it add oil vanilla extract and cocoa powder and beat again. Lastly add flour and baking powder with the help of a strainer.
Pour the mixture in a cake pan and bake it in 375 F preheated oven about 30-40 minutes. To understand if it is baked stick a toothpick in it and take it off. If it is clean, cake is baked well. Enjoy!