Cake 1708 Deluxe

On this day, exactly one year ago, we published the Banana Bread… That’s right, today is the first anniversary of Fratelli ai Fornelli :D! To celebrate with you, we’re proposing a variant of the Cake 1708, our favorite :). The 1708 Deluxe maintains the union of the original cake: hazelnuts, raspberries and gianduja chocolate; but its dress is renewed, becoming more elegant and similar to pastry cakes. We replaced the dough with a delicate hazelnut sponge cake; the jam is not only present in the centre, but it covers the entire surface of the cake; the ganache, now more fluid, is more uniform :D.
1708 deluxe fettaWe spent a year together… And had a lot of posts, photos and recipes :)! We enjoyed every moment of that and we certainly will continue posting recipes :D! We know that the recipes you have consulted the most are the Russian honey cake and the quiche with sweet peppers and tuna; but what recipe do you like the most? What recipe have you tried and tasted :)? Tell us in the comments.

We have many plans for the coming year, but we will reveal them a bit at a time over the next few months ;)… By now we can anticipate that we will also have video recipes :D! So you can follow the steps more easily. Now stop talking about memories and projects… Let’s grab or spoons and prepare the 1708 Deluxe.
cake 1708 deluxe

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Cake 1708 Deluxe

Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 people
Difficulty Medium


Sponge cake with hazelnuts

  • 6 eggs
  • 200 g of caster sugar
  • 150 g of roasted hazelnuts
  • 100 g of flour
  • 15 g of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • a pinch of salt


  • 300 g of raspberry jelly


  • 200 g of gianduja chocolate
  • 200 ml of fresh cream


  1. Finely chop the hazelnuts with sugar in a food processor.
  2. In a bowl, mix the hazelnuts with flour, egg yolks, honey, vanilla and yeast.
  3. Beat the egg whites with salt and add it to the mixture.
  4. Pour into a baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 180° for 35 minutes.
  5. Once cool, cut horizontally the sponge cake, stuff inside with raspberry jelly; place the top layer and brush the entire surface with other raspberry jelly. If you cannot find the jelly, you can sift raspberry jam: you will eliminate all the seeds).
  6. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate, add the cream and mix well.
  7. Place the cake on a wire rack, pour the ganache and let cool for a few hours. We suggest you to put a cake pan or under the wire rack to not waste all the delicious chocolate that will drip :).
  8. Finally, write the name of the cake on top.


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