This Egyptian cake is the creamiest, sweetest, comforting hazelnut cake you can imagine. Hazelnuts, buttercream made with pudding and a caramel cream filling, can it get any better?
I think I did not mention it yet, but the theme for the last two weeks of the year are hazelnuts. I love them dearly, I always did and there are so many things I put them into, I decided I might do a series about it.
I did not even have to particularly look for many recipes including hazelnuts, I really use them so often, I just had the difficulty of choosing among all those recipes that I make often and like so much.
Especially now, at Christmas time, with all the cookies and hazelnut cakes I’m baking, there are really hazelnuts to be found just about anywhere. Thank God, none of us has a nut allergy or any allergies whatsoever. 🙂
THE EGYPTIAN CAKE
Although this cake is called Egyptian, I really cannot say if it truly is an Egyptian recipe. But it became famous in Romania under this name and so I decided to keep it.
If you are Romanian and read at least a few Romanian food blogs, you might have found this recipe already. I have seen it on so many Romanian blogs, I find it difficult to give you a clear source. I wrote down the recipe I found on Laura Sava’s blog, but she gives another source as well.
So if you are looking for a decadent, truly amazing tasting cake for Christmas, I can really recommend this Egyptian cake.
I have made it twice already and it was a hit with everybody who tasted it. My neighbor shoveled down 3 slices in one sitting, while complaining about getting too fat all the time…
His father ate almost a whole piece before remembering that he actually has a slight hazelnut allergy and should not be eating any at all… He got red in the face and started sweating, but it was not so bad in the end… 🙂 So, stay away from this blog for the next two weeks, if you have a hazelnut allergy, I don’t want to cause you any distress.
What more can I say about this hazelnut cake? It is sooo creamy and moist and although quite sweet due to all that caramel, you will still be able to taste those wonderful hazelnuts. You will love any morsel of it!
Caramel and the cream filling:
Assemble the Egyptian cake:
Nutrition Information:Yield: 14
Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 430 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 126mg Sodium: 126mg Carbohydrates: 33g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 27g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g
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