The basic white cake has a nice crunchy in this recipe. Check it out.servings: 15 to 20 pieces
time: 45 minutes
4 eggs (separate whites and yolks)
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup of hot milk
1 tbs butter
1 tbs baking powder
1 pinch of salt
180 gr. of chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
1 cup chopped mix of nuts (walnuts, peanuts, almonds, pecans)
Note: melt the butter in the hot milk.
1 – Beat egg whites until they are very firm.
2 – Add the egg yolks, one by one, and put the sugar. Beat until the mixture is light yellow.
3 – Add flour and salt, alternating with the milk mixed with butter.
4 – Put the baking powder and stir lightly.
5 – Pour batter into greased and floured baking sheet.
6 – On the top, sprinkle the chocolate and nuts mix.
7 – Bake (in a preheated oven) for about 35-40 minutes at 350°F.
- Use the nuts you like the most to make the crunchy. The mix can be made with almond, Brazilian nuts, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts or pecans.
- Another option to make the cake even more crunchy is by using chocolates bars like Toblerone or Crunch.
- For a little variety, add 1 package shredded coconut (unsweetened) to the batter.
- The chocolate can be milk, semisweet or white.
Original recipe (in Portuguese): Bolo Crocante.