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Cake with candied fennel

4 comments Mar 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes

I had a fennel bulb left over and was more into baking then cooking. I decided to use the fennel in a rather unusual way. Fennel in a cake, I had never tried before but the thought was tempting. Smelling a fennel bulb allows you to imagine eating it sweet.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
baking time: 25 minutes
easy recipe


  • 1 medium fennel bulb
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • some olive oil


Wash and dice the fennel bulb. Melt half of the sugar in a small pot until it turns into Caramel. Add a cup of water and dissolve the caramel. Add the fennel and boil for 10 minutes.Remove and drain.

Mix the flour, the eggs and some olive oil in a blowl. Add the remaining sugar, a pinch of salt, the cinnamon, the baking powder and mix all well.

Now add the fennel and put the dough in to baking forms. I used small Muffin-like forms.

Bake in the preheated oven at 180 Degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

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  1. A very interesting cake! I’ve never used fennel the sweet way… I bet it tastes divine!



  2. I’ve never had candied fennel before, but it sounds very interesting! The cake looks great.

  3. Me neither. First time I’ve seen fennel bulb used in a sweet recipe. The cake sounds very interesting.

  4. I have only had fennel once at my ILs in a very bland boiled salad. Needless to say i did not like it. Never thought or heard of sweet dish with fennel … so maybe i will give fennel another try! thank Tobias for posting and making me rethink fennel! =)

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