How to make it

  • Beat the yolks with sugar until sugar is completely incorporated (approx. 15 min). Add gradually the flour and the vanilla extract. Separately beat the egg white and add it to the mixture.
  • Butter and flour round baking pans and set oven at 375F. The mixture will be enough for 5-6 layers of cake. You will have to bake them separately . Spread a very thin layer of mixture (if you want you can divide in advance the mixture in 5) and bake it for 7 - 10 min. You may need to bake it in 2 or 3 series ( I had 3 pans available).
  • Cool the layers and start on the cream.
  • Beat the eggs with sugar and cocoa at bain-marie or in a double boiler pan over low heat. You have to keep on beating this mixture until you get the mixture to the consistency of a cream. Do not overcook - you don't want an omelet! Set it aside to cool and keep on beating until cold. Separately beat the butter and add the cocoa mixture 1 spoon at a time.
  • Alternate the layers with the cream and the last layer set on the side.
  • Warm 1/3 cup sugar to caramelize it and pour over the last layer. With a knife mark down the slices - it will be easier to cut it.Set the last layer on top of the cake. Drop hazelnuts in the caramel and decorate the cake.
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  • ttaaccoo 8 years ago
    Gosh, you're right!! LOTS of labor! It sounds deluxe. thank you for your very descriptive instructions!
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    lanacountry ate it and said...
    This is so beautiful, Elga!! Thank you high 5
    and UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL!!
    BTW, is that like little birdie's nest on top
    the cake?
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    sounds delicious and looks even better!!
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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    wow..ur cake looks great.thx fr the great post....
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    Sounds great, the cake layers sound very delicate and soft as air is incorporated with the egg whites and the cream sounds really good, and easy by the way, thanks for this one Helena!
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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    Delicious looking - what a beautiful cake! Thank you for sharing the recipe and the great picture (I love those visuals!)...Krumkake
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    I have never baked this cake but I have enjoyed eating it. I love it and you've got my "5" forks for a true winner!
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    " It was excellent "
    debwin ate it and said...
    This cake sounds like it is worth the extra work...beautiful presentation.
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Yummy...Very nice decoration.
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    " It was excellent "
    luisascatering ate it and said...
    so cool looking! nice job :-)
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