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Nonna's Cake

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Introduction

This recipe was what my grandmother's grandmother used to cook, so it's a sort of family tradition. Because of the amounts of fat, it's a cake that you can easily cook frequently without worrying.

This recipe was what my grandmother's grandmother used to cook, so it's a sort of family tradition. Because of the amounts of fat, it's a cake that you can easily cook frequently without worrying.

Ingredients

Serves: 8.

Metric Cups
  • 4 eggs
  • 240 grams sugar
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 400 grams flour ('00' if you can find any)
  • olive oil (a glass)
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 ounces sugar
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 14 ounces flour ('00' if you can find any)
  • olive oil (a glass)

Method

Nonna's Cake is a community recipe submitted by Anonymous and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°.
  • In a bowl, sift the sugar with the eggs and beat well.
  • Add, a little at a time, all the other ingredients.
  • Pour in a buttered cake-tin and leave to bake for 40 min.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°.
  • In a bowl, sift the sugar with the eggs and beat well.
  • Add, a little at a time, all the other ingredients.
  • Pour in a buttered cake-tin and leave to bake for 40 min.
  • Additional Information

    For a chocolate alternative, you can decide if to reduce the flour to 370 g and add 30 g of cocoa powder or add to the mixture 2 handfuls of chocolate drops.

    For a chocolate alternative, you can decide if to reduce the flour to 370 g and add 30 g of cocoa powder or add to the mixture 2 handfuls of chocolate drops.

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