Hello!Did you spent a great Valentine’s Day? I did! And I put really much efforts in this cake (so many efforts that I want to show you the few shots I took of the preparation). The mixture is really simply to make, I had to put more attention in the cooking time, because this kind of mixture (similar to a “giant cupcake”) “increases” really quickly, and growns up in the center, so after you have to flatten the surface of the cake … Anyway, I took a whole afternoon to make it!Davide really appreciated it. I’m so happy. Cake design is really a beautiful word, but you need so many patience (and the right tools) to have good results. (and this is not my case, I love to “extemporize” a lot!)
The mixture is made with farina, eggs, sugar, butter, baking powder, vanilla extract, and a bit of grated lemon peel; the mixture is soft and rich, I added to it also some dark chocolate chips. I cooked it in the oven for 30 minutes at 180°C. Then, when the cake cooled dowm, I covered it with nutella cream, and then with white sugar paste.
Nutella is not exactly the perfect base for sugar paste, i know, but i put the cake quickly in the fridge, and i payed attention at the temperature of the sugar paste during the making. (if it’s a bit cold it’d better) And, afterall, Nutella is so good, is there anyone that dislikes it?
What do you think of the result? For me it’s beautiful, just only cause I put so much effort and love in it! And you, did you make something with your hands for your sweethearts? Have a great week! Cris
What a lovely looking valentine cake. My valentine’s day was superb. Enjoy your weekend!
Really beautiful frosting. The Nutella is a decadent idea, perfect for Valentine’s Day. 😉
Hi dear!How are you!Yeah, Nutella, like dark chocolate too, it’s just perfect for Valentine’s Day, every year I think at something new to make but in the end I always use also Nutella…I’m hopeless 😉
Sì, sì!!!! Il risultato mi piace tantissimo! E anche la copertura con la Nutella sotto la pasta di zucchero!
Grazieee!La tua opinione vale doppio per me, dato che sei così brava con i dolci 😉
Devo dire che in principio la Nutella ti mette un po’ in difficoltà sotto la pasta di zucchero .. ma il sapore merita, davvero! A presto!Cris
Penso che sia sempre un bene assecondare i propri gusti e sperimentare…quindi ancora complimenti Cris! Ciao 🙂
I love you too!
Ah Ah!Thank you 🙂
I visited your blog, you’re just so talented!Congrats! See you soon!Cris
Anything covered in Nutella sounds good to me!! Your cake also looks very sweet
Hello! You’re right, Nutella it’s just good with everything and in every moment 😉 Thank you for the compliments!Have a great Tuesday!Cris
Very pretty, Cris. I like that you used farina. 🙂
Hello dear! Uh-oh, I must say wheatmeal, maybe? I wrote it in italian :O
Eh, eh .. I’m glad that you liked it. Thank youu!