Sweet summer treat – Cherry Cake With Nutella Frosting

cherries

I know,  I’m as shocked as you are – two recipe posts in one week!? I can’t even remember when that happened last time. But as I said earlier this week or at least I think i said it, I have suddenly got a lot of blogging energy so I just go with the flow as long as it lasts.  I have now been blogging for 6 years, I started with my Swedish food blog in June 2005 and this one in September that same year and I have no idea what it is that drives me on. Why do I still blog?  That first flush of blog love has vaned ages ago, that phase when all you live for is what you are going to blog about next, and I suppose me and my blog have now set in a stable old routine like an old couple. We, well more I, have gone through moments when I just wanted leave but with the help of my blog friends (and here I need to especially mention Kalyn who always been backing me up a lot in my no blog mojo periods and made me move forwards) I always kept on going. Now there are a few things that I find worthwhile in life, not many as most of the things we do and make seem extremely futile to me, and one is love and kindness, to give/spread love to the word around you makes you a happier person, I don’t feel that I necessarily need to receive love though it is nice too, I think the biggest gift in life is to love. And why am I rambling on about this? Well I suppose that I think my blogging in a certain respect is about love; love for food, love for photography, love of communicating with you out there because I don’t really care how silly it sounds but I can feel your kindness very much. I know I have some really faithful readers out there who have been following Lucullian for many years and I think that is the best gift I could wish for: kind and interesting readers and you really are that. So in the end I think I blog because of the food and because of you. And now I will not speak more on this subject, not today anyway because I am getting soppy.
Cherry Cake With Nutella Frosting

 I made this cherry cake almost a month ago but somehow I never got around to post about it, too many sweets in a row so to speak, needed to blog about something healthy too now and then. Anyway, the cake met with a certain success here, and it is easy to make so I hope you will like it too. I used the frosting from these lovlies but substituted the sour cream with fresh ricotta

Cherry Cake With Nutella Frosting

CHERRY CAKE WITH NUTELLA FROSTING

cake:
3 eggs
200 g/ 7 oz sugar
120 g/  butter, melted
150 g/  flour
1 tsp  baking powder
225 g/  cherries

frosting:
300 g/ Nutella
200 g/ 7 oz ricotta  or sour cream

 Pit the cherries and cut them in halves. Shake them with the flour, take them out and set aside.

 Whisk eggs and sugar white and fluffy in a bowl. Add butter and stir well. Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl and mix well.

 Add the cherries and pour the batter into a greased and breaded cake tin. Bake in a pre-heated oven (175°C/350°F) for 25-30 minutes. When it i ready, take it out and let it cool down before you put the frosting on.

 To make the frosting all you have to do is to pass the ricotta through a sieve to reduce the risk of lumps  (not needed with sour cream) and then mix it with the Nutella. Cut the cake in two, spread half of it over the first layer, put the top back and then spread the rest of the frosting on top of the cake and decorate with fresh cherries or something else that you fancy!

Cherry Cake With Nutella Frosting

L

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