Delight in This Decadent Gianduia Cake

Gianduia cake is a delectable dessert that delights the senses. Rich, warm, and nutty with a hint of sweetness, this classic Italian-style cake brings a burst of flavor to your table. The combination of flavors and textures – a creamy chocolate hazelnut center, a crunchy crumb base, and a velvety smooth top – pack a tantalizing wallop of taste that will leave your guests asking for a second slice.

Gianduia cake has its roots in two different culinary philosophies. The combination of chocolate and hazelnuts pays homage to traditional Italian Italian-style torte while the smooth, creamy center and the crunchy biscuit crust draws upon French techniques. This timeless blend of cultures is part of what makes this cake so special.

Hazelnuts, sweetened chocolate, and a crumbly biscuit base are the three key components in a classic Gianduia cake. To start, you’ll need:


• 150g dark chocolate
• 50g crunchy hazelnut praline
• 300g crushed biscuits
• 5 tbsp light soft brown sugar
• 5 tbsp melted butter
• 75g cocoa powder
• 350g whipping cream
• 3 eggs


1. Preheat your oven to 180C.

2. Mix together the crushed biscuits, sugar, butter, cocoa powder and hazelnut praline.

3. Spread the mixture onto the bottom of a greased cake tin.

4. Gently warm the cream and add it to the chocolate.

5. Whip the eggs until they are light and fluffy.

6. Gradually pour the chocolate mixture into the eggs while stirring constantly.

7. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and level off.

8. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

9. Allow to cool before serving.

Gianduia cake has become a much-loved favorite amongst bakeries everywhere. Its balance of textures and flavors, along with its ease of preparation make this cake a go-to for dessert lovers everywhere. Plus, its a treat that appeals to a variety of palates. Whether you’re a child or a grown-up, the nutty chocolate flavor of Gianduia cake will have you reaching for more!

If you’re looking for a similar dessert, why not try a tres leches cake. A Mexican specialty, this milky sponge cake is delicately dusted with a cocoa dusting and pairs wonderfully with a shot of espresso. Alternatively, you can whip up some traditional Italian tiramisu. An iconic classic, this cake is sure to please your family and friends.

What are you waiting for? Get preheating your oven and give this tasty Gianduia cake a go. Trust us, it won’t be long until you’re tucking into the indulgent flavors of this delightful Italian specialty.