It’s middle of the work week, 8pm, and I would like to bake something….something easy (I would still like to go to bed at a reasonable time:), but delicious. This recipe meets my wishes! Originally shared by Kitchenette, one of the most popular Czech food bloggers. You can find the original recipe here (in Czech only).
- 360 g all-purpose flour (“polohrubá” in Czech shops)
- 280 g butter
- 200 g powder sugar (original recipe says 280 g)
- 6 eggs
- 250 ml cream (the original recipe says whipping cream, I tried lighter cream with 12% fat)
- 1 pack of baking powder (approximately 12 – 13 g)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 100 g crushed or ground walnuts
- 150 g dark chocolate crushed into small pieces (original recipe says nougat pieces)
- Optional: 2 tablespoons of rum (I did not use it)
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 160ºC (320ºF). Butter and flour baking form, use one of your bigger forms for bundt cake.
In a large bowl, whisk together butter and half of the sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg yolks, one by one. In a separate bowl, mix baking powder with flour. Add the flour mixture into the large bowl. Add also cream, vanilla extract (and possibly rum) and carefully mix everything together.
Start beating eggs whites with a pinch of salt. After a while, when the egg whites start holding their shape, slowly add the rest of the sugar while continue beating the egg whites. Continue beating until the whites form firm peaks.
Carefully fold the beaten whites into the dough. Mix in the nuts and chocolate pieces.
Place the dough into the baking form.
Bake for about 60 – 70 mins. Use a skewer to test if the cake is done. If you insert it in the centre of the cake, it should come out clean. If not, leave the cake in the oven for a few more minutes.