Esterhazy Torte!

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For the month of January Jelena from A Kingdom for a Cake invited us to start this year with a dreamy celebration cake. She challenged us to make the Esterhazy cake a.k.a the Hungarian dream. What better way to start the year than with a sweet dream?

Very rich, hazelnutty and extremely delicious. It’s extremely sweet, so a dollop of Greek yoghurt and a strong black coffee are recommended.

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Messy side profile

I made a half sized torte as I didn’t want to be eating hazelnut cake for weeks on end. The cake i baked still required 6 eggs and a lot of nuts. Lacking an electric whisk, I got my husband to beat the egg whites & sugar mixture for 30mins or so. I couldn’t resist adding a dash of matcha powder into the icing. My cobweb was a little wobbly, and I had what looked like bogey dripping down the side (too much time spent wiping my toddler’s nose)… but putting appearances aside, this was very tasty!

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Lots and lots of delicious layers

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You can find the full recipe here

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