Today we are making the fluffly hazelnut cake together! Here is my mouth-watering version of the Italian hazelnut cake recipe, made with just 3 ingredients. The hazelnut cake is a fluffy and fragrant dessert originating in Piedmont, where it is known as “torta Cortemilia”. Although its origins are in Piedmont, it is also popular in the rest of Italy due to the fact that other regions such as Lazio, Campania and Sicily are producers of different types of hazelnuts. This is why, in the Bel Paese, it is often easy to find sweet and savoury preparations based on this type of dried fruit. Travel and taste Italy! See all Italia Delight experiences The Italian hazelnut cake is a dessert with a strong flavour and mouth-watering aroma. The soft yet moist texture is one of the features that makes it so popular. Sweet to the right point, it is perfect as a snack accompanied by a cup of coffee or tea, but can be enjoyed on any occasion, from breakfast to after dinner. The hazelnut cake is mostly an autumn preparation, precisely because it is the time of year that coincides with the harvest of this fruit. However, it is not difficult to find it in pastry shops even at other times of the year, thanks to the large quantities of roasted, chopped or otherwise processed hazelnuts available in Italy and around the world. This fruit, by the way, is also very interesting on a nutritional level as it is rich in important health substances such as antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and many more. The hazelnut cake, however, is only one of the many popular desserts in Italy as it is possible to find many other recipes that have this fruit at their base, starting with the countless
Today we are making the fluffly hazelnut cake together! Here is my mouth-watering version of the Italian hazelnut cake recipe, made with just 3 ingredients.