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.
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!
Lots and lots of delicious layers
You can find the full recipe here