Sweet summer treat – Cherry Cake With Nutella Frosting
CHERRY CAKE WITH NUTELLA FROSTING
200 g/ 7 oz sugar
120 g/ butter, melted
150 g/ flour
1 tsp baking powder
225 g/ cherries
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!