Cocoa & nuts cake: celebrating a new UNESCO site in Italy
Hallo world, if you follow this blog you know that I often say that Italy is one of the most beautiful country in th world. It’s not only that we have tons of incredible masterpieces of art from different ages, we were also blessed with breathtaking natural landscape. We are surrounded by sea with million nuances of blue, we have mountains so beautiful that seems natural sculpture and we have lovely country side. I know, you’re thinking about Tuscany, but that is just a small part. We are celebrating now a new entry in the Italian Unesco sites. Italy has the world record: 50 UNESCO site in such a small country!! The new one is in Piedmont and is Langhe & Monferrato, in northern Italy, few km from Milan, This landscape made of rolling hills, with castles and antique mansions surrounded by vineyards is also the place where lot of delicious typical Italian food has its origin. In particular in Piedmont they produce a very good quality of hazelnuts ( I suppose there’s a reason Nutella, the most famous nuts cream in the world, has been invented here….) so, giving that I’m so happy that another breathtaking piece of my country is now recognized as something to be protected for future generation, I decided to celebrate with a cake with nuts 🙂 I advise you: this is sinful….. so don’t have too much, and enjoy the feeling at every bite!
– 2 eggs
– 200 g white sugar
– 200 g melted butter
– 60 g milk
– 150 g all purpose flour
– 50 g cocoa
– 200 g hazelnuts finely chopped
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
Beat the eggs with sugar till have a soft and light compound. Add the melted butter (room temperature) a little bit at the time mixing lightly. Now add the milk, always tossing. When milk has been absorbed in the compound, add the sifted flour, cocoa and baking powder. Lastly, add the chopped nuts mixing very well. Pour in a pan and cook at 180 C for 30 minutes.