is a cake made with a few ingredients, shaped like a giant donut.
This recipe features almonds and chocolate as well as vanilla.
In Italy this dessert is made as a gift for guests, and it’s served with coffee.
The ingredients to prepare this recipe are:
350 gr. Flour
100 gr. Almond Flour
4 Medium Sized Eggs
100 gr. Milk
1 Vanilla Bean
200 gr. Butter
220 gr. Sugar (100 white sugar, 120 brown Sugar)
2 tbsp Chocolate Chips
10 gr. Baking Powder
30 gr Grated Orange Peel
Donut Cake Mold
To prepare this dessert:
Start by checking on the ingredients temperature, all of our ingredients need to be at room temperature.
Mix the butter with the white sugar.
Mix until the resulting mixture is smooth, then add the milk and the almond flour.
Now can add the baking powder.
Continue to stir, while adding half of the chocolate chips.
Now it’s time to add the eggs.
Add one egg at the time, carefully mixing until the egg is absorbed before adding the next one.
Add the flour, a bit at the time and the dough will start to knead.
Once you are done mixing the cake dough, add the remaining cholate chips and the brown sugar.
Half teaspoon of salt is recommended as it will help you get a softer cake.
To add the vanilla, we need to cut it in half, and then scrape the vanilla seeds in the dough using a knife.
Also add the grated orange peel to enhance the flavor.
Spread some butter in the cake mold, pour the cake dough in it, and let it set for a minute to get a even surface, then cook in preheated oven at 160°C for 40 minutes.
Use a toothpick and stick it into the cake to check if the cake is cooked well, as the dough should not stick to it.
Allow the Ciambella to cool down before taking it off the cake mold to prevent the Ciambella from breaking.
Serve this dessert cold, sliced with coffee and chocolate, and garnish with powdered sugar.
50 gr. Of the flour can be switched with cocoa powder to get a chocolate Ciambella.
Also add more chocolate chips if you prepare the chocolate variation.
Video recipe: Italian Ciambella Cake
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