Regular readers will know that  I have an affinity for cakes that are slightly off the beaten track, so I had to make this cake. I have a feeling Bill would taste even a molecule of licorice flavoring, but I'm sure it's delicious even without it. Johanna, that is a great idea. People were lined up outside the door of the Town Hall and the line was snaking down the street. I am an admirer of Nigella Lawson's books and cooking shows, and. I was always wondering what I could use it for - I saw some Macaroons with it the other day - another great idea. When we went to see David L in NYC last year, I was truly surprised at how gracious he was in person. Oh, that looks so wickedly dark and delicious. I like the fact that the liquorice flavour is relatively light here. Looks lovely - I have always struggled with licorice but, given how I've thawed towards other dislikes such as lemon and mushrooms, maybe I should revisit! Nigella has such amazing recipes! Luckily, because I already had her autograph, I did not have to endure the book signing lines, which were absolute bedlam. I am trying to wrap my head around the idea of licorice powder - but I am with you, it is the odd recipes that intrigue me the most :-)It's always nice when a public figure is enjoyable in person. Also the blackcurrant jam adds an interesting complexity. The blackcurrant adds a tart zing to the cake. 1/2 cup boiling water We do struggle to find unusual ingredients here. Two layers are sandwiched together with blackcurrant jam (which I was surprised to find in the Woolworths Select range for a song), and topped with a fudgy chocolate and liquorice flavoured icing. Alternatively, we could set up a forum where people could ask does someone have (eg licorice powder) that they would be willing to provide some of for a baking or cooking project - then forum members could contact them direct without advertising what they have to everyone. Deselect All. I made the cake and it is as moist and flavoursome as described here. EwE - I've Got a Sweet Tooth - Pears Baked with Sw... EwE - Cheesy Delights - Black and Red Salad with W... Ina Garten's Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter... EwE - From the Sea - Wok-Charred Lettuce and Spina... TWD - Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes, Hazelnut and Coffee Dacquoise - Process Shots. What an incredible combination of flavors. Gaye, what a lovely flavor combination - I know licorice powder, I have seen in stores and at some food fairs that I attended. Life is like a recipe, bitter and sweet, all at the same time, and that's what makes it delicious.