Today Giulia from Top Travel Italy's Operation Department, will show you how to prepare a delicious chocolate cake, called Nua Cake.

Nua cake is a sponge cake filled with Italian custard. It is a sort of a magic recipe, as the custard sinks into the sponge while baking and the result is a very light sponge that hides surprisingly delicious “pockets” of crema pasticcera (Italian custard) through it. This is a great cake, very easy and fast to make, perfect for everyday or for a special dinner.

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Nua Cake

Ingredients:

    For the Italian custard cream
  • - 250 ml of milk
  • - 2 egg yolks
  • - 50 gr of sugar
  • - 3 tbsp of cornstarch
  • - 1/2 vanilla bean’s seeds
    For the sponge
  • - 4 eggs
  • - 300 gr of flour
  • - 180 gr of sugar
  • - 1 stick of soft butter (100 gr)
  • - 130 ml of milk
  • - 1/2 tbsp of baking powder
  • - 40 gr cocoa powder

    Directions:
  • Start with the custard:
  • - In a saucepan bring the milk to a simmer along with the vanilla bean;
  • - In a bowl whisk together the egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch;
  • - Pour the warm milk in the egg mixture and whisk until well combined;
  • - Transfer the mixture back to the saucepan and place over low heat;
  • - Whisk it constantly until it thickens up.
  • - Transfer the custard to a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and let it cool.
    Make the sponge:
  • - In a bowl beat the eggs with the sugar;
  • - Add the soft butter, milk and keep blending with a hand mixer;
  • - Add the sifted flour, the cocoa and baking powder;
  • - Blend the mixture until fluffy and creamy;
  • - Pour the batter in a greased cake pan and add spoonfuls of custard on the cake’s surface;
  • - Bake at 180 C for 40 minutes.

Serve once cooled.

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