A cake with two ingredients. (And half of it is Nutella!!)

A cake made of two ingredients?  And half of it is Nutella?  Too good to be true, right?  But it is true; this thing of deliciousness exists and not only is it super easy and quick to make, it is very yummy as well!  If I did not make it myself, I wouldn’t have thought it was possible.  I received the recipe in Tuesday’s Taste newsletter and I just had to try it.  Luckily there was already a dinner party planned for the evening so it was just a matter of trying to make it and hope it isn’t a mythical disaster.  But it works and now the recipe has the maak’it stamp of approval, so here you are:

Two Ingredient Flourless Nutella Cake

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Eggs at room temperature
  • 245g of Nutella (the big bottle, so there will be a little left over for tasting if it is still okay every now and again)

The only ingredients, Nutella and 4 large eggs
Method

  1. Beat the eggs until the volume has tripled.Triple the volume of the eggs
  2. Nuke the Nutella a couple of seconds if it is a cold day.  Up here it is so hot at the moment that this step was not necessary.  You want the Nutella to be nice and runny.
  3. Add a third of the egg into the Nutella and fold it in using a spatula until the egg is properly mixed in.Fold in the egg into the NutellaThe mixture after the first batch of egg was added
  4. Repeat step 3, until the egg is finished.Pour into the baking tin and bake for 25 min at 180ºC
  5. Bake at 180º C for 25 minutes or until it passes the knife test.

And that is it,  dessert can be served.Out of the oven and coolingHmm, I think the crust was not really a winner.

Some things to consider:

  • Tripling the volume of four eggs takes a shitload of whisking, so unless you plan on breaking the Longest Whisking Session In The World record, use an electric mixer.  I used a handheld mixer and it worked well enough.
  • Be gentle with the folding in process, you want to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.
  • Serve it with cream or ice-cream.  I did not originally plan for dessert as the 3623ers and our guests are in rehab for eating accidents that happened over the festive season, so there was no ice-cream in the house.  It was missed.
  • Personally I found the lack of texture variation a little bit boring so I added a crust to this one.  Here is what I did:
    • Crush two packets of Romany Creams or chocolate digestive biscuits.
    • Melt a little bit of butter and mix it in with the cookie crumbs.Melt some butter (more than this...) and mix it with the cookie crumbs
    • Pack tightly into the bottom of your baking tin.Press the cookie crumb and butter mixture into the tin to make a crust

AND NOW FOR A FINAL WORD…

I don’t think the crust was a good idea, all that butter is making everything a bit mushy.  That crust will be a good idea for a peppermint crisp tart though…  HOWEVER, it is still bloody delicious, and I can’t wait to have it with some ice-cream!Mushy Chocolaty goodness!

  1 comment for “A cake with two ingredients. (And half of it is Nutella!!)

  1. 2013/06/21 at 15:05

    Oh my word I have died and gone to nutella heaven .

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