Mauritius Independence Day Cake

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independence day

Tomorrow marks the 48th year of Independence here in Mauritius. I thought why not make it special by making an Independence Day Cake using my Mauritian Massepain Recipe as I deemed it only fitting to use a Mauritian recipe for this occasion.

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Vanilla Cinnamon Shortbread


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So, if you know me well enough you would know how obsessed i have been with shortbread recently. I’ve been buying packets and packets of shortbread and finishing a pack in only 1 day. Crazy right!

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Ive gained so much weight – and this has never been an issue to me until now. Its the first time i’ve had to diet and i seem to understand everybody who is having such a hard time! 😦

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Okay lets get to the food. Thats the reason we are here right?  The base for a good shortbread is mixing together butter, sugar and flour. I decided to spice things a bit up by adding cinnamon powder.Vanilla Cinnamon Shortbread

To give it an extra taste a little bit of vanilla extract was added. The recipe is so easy to make and can be made really quickly in only a few simple steps.

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Vanilla Cinnamon Shortbread

Makes around 6-8 shortbreads.



  • 60g butter
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 70g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius
  2. Cream the butter  and sugar
  3. Mix in the vanilla extract
  4. Sift in the flour and cinnamon powder and fold in
  5. Place the mixture in a food processor and blend until a dough is formed
  6. On your work surface sift a little flour and roll the dough
  7. Cut the dough into whatever shape you like
  8. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes.


Enjoy 🙂

The Cake Architect


Leave a comment below letting me know if you love shortbread as much as I do! 🙂



Okay firstly i apologise for posting after such a long time! Nearly 3 weeks since my last post. Secondly, I hope to make it up with these brownies! Trust me they are delicious!


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Anyway since I havent posted in a long time I have decided to become much more disciplined and post every Mondays!


Alright lets get on to the recipe!



  • 175g Chocolate
  • 175g  Salted Butter
  • 250g Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 115g All-Purpose Flour
  • Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius
  2. On top of a pan of boiling water put a bowl containing the chocolate and butter and stir until melted
  3. Once the chocolate and butter have melted remove the bowl from the pan and leave it to cool
  4. Add the sugar and stir until combined
  5. Next, add the eggs one at a time beating well with each addition
  6. Sift the flour into the batter and fold in
  7. Finally add the vanilla extract
  8. Next take a greased baking tray and pour the batter in
  9. Pop the brownie batter into the oven for 20-30 minutes or until it forms a strong top layer
  10. Remove to cool


– The Cake Architect