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Espresso cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Espresso cake


For the cake layers

  • Preheat the oven to 170ο C (340ο F) set to fan.
  • Place a frying pan over medium heat, add the butter, and let it melt.
  • Add the milk, the coffee, and mix until the coffee melts.
  • Transfer into a bowl and set aside.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the eggs, the sugar, the vanilla extract, and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed for 4-5 minutes, until the mixture is fluffy.
  • In a blender add the hazelnuts, beat them well until grated, and add them into a bowl. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and mix.
  • Add the solid ingredients into the mixer’s bowl and mix very softly with a spatula so that the mixture will not decrease in volume.
  • Divide the mixture into three 20 cm cake pans lined with parchment paper, and bake for 20-25 minutes. Set aside to cool well.

For the frosting

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the mascarpone, the chocolate hazelnut spread, and beat with the whisk attachment at medium speed for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stop the mixer, scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and keep beating for 1-2 minutes.
  • You have to beat the mixture well so to break down the mascarpone and dissolve any pieces that might be left.

To assemble

  • Spread three parchment paper strips on a serving platter, shaped like a triangle.
  • Spread a little of the frosting in the center, and place the first cake layer.
  • In a mug add the coffee, the sugar, and mix until the sugar melts. With a pastry brush, drizzle the cake layer with the 1/3 of the mixture.
  • Add the ¼ of the frosting and spread it over the whole surface of the cake layer.
  • Follow the same process for the other two cake layers. Spread the remaining frosting over the whole surface of the cake and use a spatula to smooth it out.
  • Decorate with the grated hazelnuts, the coffee beans, and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
29 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
56 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
85 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
17 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
38 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
20 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
13 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
5 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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