With chocolate, with apples, with ricotta, coconut or corn: sweetness to be made in a short time, without sacrificing taste and authenticity.
Are you super sweet but you don't have time to make a cake? Do you have children and want to prepare a healthy and appetizing snack for them without going crazy all afternoon? Then come to you the recipes of 5 easy cakes that do not require long execution times, to satisfy the taste (of everyone) and the agenda (yours).
Ricotta And Chocolate Cake
Perfect for breakfast, it is prepared by mounting 300 g of brown sugar with 3 whole eggs. Then add to this mixture 300 g of cow's milk ricotta, a pinch of salt, 300 g of flour mixed with a sachet of yeast and sifted e 100 g of butter left to melt in a bain-marie. Mix well, together 100 g of dark chocolate chopped and pour the mixture into a greased and floured baking pan. Level and cook a 180 ° for an hour or so in the lower part of the oven. Before removing the pan from the oven, check with a toothpick that the center of the cake is not damp, and then let it cool before cutting it into slices.
Apple and hazelnut cake
The ideal cake to taste in these first autumn days. There are countless versions of apple pies, which we offer are very simple to make. First peel, cut and slice into slices 500 g of green apples. Sprinkle the slices with the juice of a lemon to prevent them from blackening. In a bowl, stir 250 g of sugar with 3 egg yolks. United 75 g of butter softened to room temperature, 300 g of flour, a sachet of baking powder, the grated rind of a lemon and whipped egg whites snow firmly. Mix from top to bottom to prevent the egg whites from coming apart. At this point add the apples and 100 g of chopped hazelnuts. Stir, pour the mixture into a greased and floured baking pan, and complete with a few curls of butter. Bake in 180 ° for 45 minutes.
Chocolate and nut cake
This dessert is perfect for breakfast in the morning but can become an excellent dessert after a meal. Stir in a bowl 3 egg yolks with 150 g of cane sugar (keep the egg whites in a cup). Add 2 tablespoons of flour and 100 g of butter melted in a bain-marie. Mix the ingredients well with a wooden spoon and then add them 200 g of dark chocolate dissolved in a little milk and 100 g of chopped walnuts. With the electric whips whipped until stiff egg whites and add them to the mixture, taking care not to disassemble them. Pour the mixture into a 20 cm pan previously greased and floured and bake at 200 ° for 15 – 20 minutes. Before removing the cake from the oven, check the central part with a toothpick and check that it is cooked. If served at the end of the meal, you can accompany it with two tablespoons of liquid cream, everyone will like it. For a more dramatic effect, you can divide the dough into small single-serving cocotte.
Cake al coconut
Soft and delicate, this cake is ideal for morning use. In a bowl mount with an electric whisk 3 egg yolks with 150 g of cane sugar, then add 150 g of coconut flour, 50 g of potato starch, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 75 ml of sunflower oil and 100 ml of milk. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff and then add them to the mixture, mixing from top to bottom. Pour the mixture into a 24 cm buttered and floured baking pan and cook at 180 ° for 30 minutes. Let it cool before consuming it.
Dolce of Varese
This cake is so called because it is typical of the city of Varese: it is a simple dessert made of poor ingredients, such as corn flour, finely ground, which gives the cake a honeyed color. Its flavor has conquered everyone over time and now it is mainly used to accompany afternoon tea. Simple to make, it is a dessert that also meets the taste of children. To prepare it, put it in a bowl 100 g of butter at room temperature and mount it with electric whips together with 120 g of cane sugar. Add one at a time two eggs and whisk until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. Add two teaspoons of baking powder, the berries of a vanilla pod, 100 g of corn flour, 80 g of 00 flour and 70 g of almond flour. Mix well and then pour the mixture into the classic well-buttered grooved mold (if you do not have this particular mold you can use the plum cake mold). bake at 180 ° for 40 minutes and then remove from the oven and let it cool. You can serve the Dolce di Varese sprinkled with icing or natural sugar.