Daddy Desserts – Nutella Cake

My Dad was 60th this weekend, we were having a bit of a “do” so I was on dessert duty, along with brother (stuffyaface) he did gorgeous cupcakes with fabulous over the top blue icing and my Auntie Cathy made her to die for pav! 

 I decided to go for Nigella’s Nutella cake, Thomasina Miers  Baked Vanilla cheesecake and my old faithful Key Lime pie!

 Nutella Cake

 23cm spring form tin, greased and lined

 Ingredients

 Cake

6 Large free range eggs, separated

125g Soft unsalted butter

400g Nutella (1 large jar – yes the whole jar!!)

1 tbsp Frangelico, rum or water

100g Ground hazelnuts

100g Dark chocolate, melted

Pinch of salt

 Topping

125ml Double cream

125g Dark Chocolate

1 tbsp Frangelico, rum or water

100g Hazelnuts (optional)

Pre heat your oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Melt the chocolate, and then leave to cool. Separate the eggs and whisk the egg whites till stiff.  Next beat the butter and Nutella together then add the six egg yolks, the ground hazelnuts, Frangelico and the cooled melted chocolate.  Take a large spoonful of the egg whites and beat this into the chocolate mixture and then slowly fold in the rest of the egg whites. Pour the mixture in the cake tin and cook for 40 minutes or until the cakes coming away from the sides of the tin. Then remove from the oven and leave to cool.

 

For the topping melt the chocolate and then add the double cream and the booze and pour over the cooled cake! Add the hazelnuts if you like I think just chocolate is best! Sorry no picture with chocolate I did the topping at the party and by the time I had put it on the table and got the camera someone had taken a slice! I suppose that tells you it looked good!!!

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