Mar 23, 2012
By golly, we have an oven!!!!!!!!! Much love to Theresa for the generous donation. I'd been itching to bake for weeks and upon this inheritance, decided to get downright nutty. Haselnusskuchen is a classic cake that one can purchase pre-packaged in any supermarket here in Germany. But why opt for those overly sweet versions when you can make one at home that suits your sweet tooth to a T?
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup hazelnuts, ground
icing sugar (for dusting)
Pre-heat the oven to 175°F. Whisk the butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs together until no lumps exist. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and ground hazelnuts together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined.
Butter a baking pan and put the raw cake batter inside it. Throw the cake in the oven and bake it for 40-50 minutes (or until a wooden chopstick inserted comes out clean). When the cake has finished baking, let it rest for 30 mins before flipping it over (only if you happen to be using a bundt cake baking pan like I've used). Use a strainer to evenly dust icing sugar over the cake. BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorted.
It's that easy, folks! Bestest. Cake. Ever. I'll have to warn you though, it's super nutty. But if you happen to fancy that crunchy-ish, nutty texture like I do, you'll love this recipe. Slather a slice with Nutella, pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and sliced strawberries, drizzle it with honey or maple syrup for that matter... or be extra sinful and coat the entire cake with melted chocolate! Just go on and get outta here and make it already and tell me what you come up with.