Thursday, April 4, 2013

Food to Crave for: Chocolate & Walnuts cake

On Easter day I have invited some friends over for coffee. In Italy we have a traditional cake called Colomba (dove) and even if I wanted to serve it with coffee, I wasn´t able to find it anywhere here in Spain L.
That hasn't really demotivated me - I got down to work and started baking a Chocolate & Walnuts cake ;o) 




I have written the below recipe - I didn't copy it from anywhere..so if you see something is not understandable, please let me know :)

Cake:
Break the chocolate bar in pieces and melt it with butter in a small sauce pan over a low flame. Chop the walnut in big pieces and add them to the melted chocolate.

Now separate the yolk from the egg whites, and beat the egg whites until stiff. 
In a separate bowl, mix the three egg yolks with sugar and, when the texture is creamy, add the stiffen egg whites and mix everything together.
Mix the baking powder with the flour and add the mixture to the egg yolk composed on small doses.





Finally, add the chocolate and walnut cream and mix everything together.

Pour the mixture in a cake pan – I suggest you to cover the pan with oven foil: the cake will be lighter and there are less chances it gets burned ;o) – and put the cake in the oven at 180c / 356f for 30 minutes.













Cream:

The filling and coverage is very easy!!




I have simply mixed fresh whipped cream with Nutella! 

I suggest you to buy fresh cream you can easily whip yourself - the flavour and the texture is much better.














Cover the cake and, as a final touch, add some walnuts and chocolate on top of the cake!



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It was a success!! Everybody absolutely loved it and even asked if I would take orders :)

Do you have a favourite cake recipe? Let me know about it! ;)

Until next time,
Daniela 

6 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I've been meaning to try Nutella for so long, and it sounds so good in this cake.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thank you Rebekah! I highly recommend you to try Nutella, the result will be lucious :)

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  2. Delicious! Cant wait to make it myself!

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  3. OMG does that look terrific. I cannot wait to make this. It looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you :) I'm sure you will love it :)

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