Heavenly Nut Cake – A Historic Recipe!

Heavenly Nut Cake – A Historic Recipe!


For the Dough:

  1. 6 egg whites
  2. A pinch of salt
  3. 250g butter (1.1 cups or 2.2 sticks)
  4. 200g powdered sugar (1.6 cups)
  5. 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
  6. 250g ground hazelnuts (2.5 cups)
  7. 150g all-purpose flour (1.2 cups)

For the Filling:

  1. 6 egg yolks
  2. 300g powdered sugar (2.4 cups)

👩‍🍳 Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) on both top and bottom heat.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla sugar until smooth.
  4. Gradually fold the ground hazelnuts and all-purpose flour into the butter mixture.
  5. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the hazelnut mixture until well combined.
  6. Spread this dough evenly in a baking pan with dimensions of 29 cm x 39 cm (11.4 x 15.4 inches).
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.
  8. While the cake is baking, prepare the filling. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with powdered sugar until the mixture is thick and pale.
  9. Once the cake is done, let it cool completely in the pan.
  10. Spread the egg yolk and powdered sugar mixture evenly over the cooled cake.
  11. Allow the filling to set before cutting the cake into squares or rectangles.
  12. Enjoy this heavenly nut cake with a rich history!
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