Bolo Palana

International Cuisine, Mozambique, Vegetarian





375 gm Butter
1 cup white Sugar
2 tsp Lemon rind grated
2 tsp Orange rind grated
9 Egg yolks
5 Egg whites
150 gm  Potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed
2 cups raw Cashew nuts, unsalted


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a spring form cake tin with butter.
  3. In a deep bowl, cream the Butter and Sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the mashed Potatoes, ground Cashew nuts, Lemon and Orange zest.
  5. Add the Egg yolks one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat the Egg whites until stiff peaks and gently fold them into the mixture.
  7. Pour the batter in the buttered cake tin and smooth the top with a spatula.
  8. Bake in the centre of the oven for an hour or until the top is golden brown.
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before unmolding.
  10. Remove the sides and using a metal spatula slide the cake off the base and onto a wire rack.