Nutella Cake

Posted on by sorellatortina

photo 2Hello everyone, and greeting from London!

You know how when you have an open jar of Nutella in the house, all self-control goes out the window? You can’t help but have a little taste every time you see that open jar. Just me? I don’t believe you! In any case, I have finally found a solution to this extremely dangerous problem. The solution is, bake the entire jar into a cake! Yes you read that right, and no, I’m not kidding. The recipe calls for it, and boy is it worth it! This cake lasted about 1 minute before it was completely devoured when I brought it into work. I have to thank Nigella again for this recipe. It’s January, it’s cold, so why not warm up with some baking!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 40 minutes
Oven temperature: 350 degrees
Yields
: One delicious cake

Ingredients for the cake:
6 large eggs, separated into egg whites and egg yolks
A pinch of salt
9 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 13oz jar of Nutella (minus the spoonful you are obviously going to need while baking this cake)
1 tablespoon Frangelico or other rum
½ cup ground roasted hazelnuts
4 oz dark chocolate

Ingredients for the frosting:
½ cup ground roasted hazelnuts
½ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Frangelico or other rum
5 oz dark chocolate

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9-inch round spring form.
2. With a hand mixer, or some really strong arm muscles, whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until foamy and almost stiff.
3. In another bowl, mix the butter, Nutella, Frangelico, and egg yolks together. Combine slowly with the egg whites. Add the ground hazelnuts and pour into the spring form.
4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
5. While the cake cools, make the frosting. In a medium saucepan, melt the chocolate, then add the cream and Frangelico. Heat and whisk until the mixture is thick enough to ice the cake, without sliding down the sides. If it’s to thin, add a little bit of powdered sugar to thicken it up.
6. Spread the rest of the ground hazelnuts on top of the frosted cake and sit back and watch how quickly it disappears!

photo 3What is your guilty pleasure food? How are you keeping warm through this cold winter season?


 

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