Tuna Rose Cake with Thermomix

Would you like to prepare a tuna rose cake? Of course it is a very original variant of the salty rose cake recipe that will allow you to prepare a delicious rustic tart of great effect.

In this recipe the strong flavour of tuna meets the mildness of a brioche dough in an embrace of softness and tastiness.

I always have tuna in my cupboard. It is one of those ingredients that can "save" a dinner! You can put it in a salad or dress pasta at the very last moment when you come back home after work very tired or when you haven't gone shopping recently but your husband tells you he has invited some friends to watch the football match that night.

Why don't you shock your guests with something very particular and...artistic? A good rose cake is perfect for the purpose.

The recipe has been sent by Muriel Diana a fan from the Italian Facebook page (English here) who wrote: "I have tried it many times and it is luscious.....the proof of the pudding!".


- 200 g Tuna, drained
- 130 g Butter
- 20 g Capers
- 450 g Plain Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 150 g Milk
- 3 Spoons Vegetable Oil
- 1 Cube Brewer's Yeast (20-25 g)
- 10 g Salt
- 1/2 Tbsp Sugar

How to prepare the Tuna Rose Cake

Pour milk in the bowl and add sugar and yeast. 30 Sec. 40°C Speed 2.

Add flour, eggs, oil and salt. 30 Sec. Speed 6 and then 1 Min. Speed Dough Mode.

Remove the dough from the bowl, divide into two pieces and roll it out until you have two rectangles.

Put tuna, capers and butter in the bowl. 10 Sec. Speed 4.

Spread this mixture you got on the rectangles and Wrap them on the smaller side, resulting in a greater length of roll.

Cut into 2 cm slices and close each rose "pinching" the dough with your fingers.

Place the roses in a baking pan with a bit of distance between them and let raise for an hour.

Bake into preheated oven. 30 Min. 180°C.

Muriel's advice

Someone might not like capers, so they are optional of course!

My advice

You can replace fresh brewer's yeast with the dried one (1 sachet every 500g of flour). In this way you can preserve it in your cupboard together with canned tuna and you can prepare your rose cake whenever you want.

Here you are a sweet version of the rose cake I found on a Thermomix forum:

Translated from the Italian recipe
Torta di Rose al Tonno col Bimby