Torta di Peppina (Peppina's Cake)

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter a 9-inch cake pan.
  • Line it with parchment paper and butter the paper.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together onto wax paper.
  • In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg yolks one at a time.
  • With a rubber spatula, fold in flour mixture.
  • Stir in the chocolate and crushed cookies.
  • In another bowl, with clean beaters, beat the egg whites with the salt until stiff peaks form.
  • With rubber spatula, fold egg whites into egg yolk mixture one at a time.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for 2-3 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack.
  • Carefully remove the parchment paper; set another rack on top of the cake and turn right side up.
  • Cool the cake completely.
  • Dust with confectioner's sugar and cut into wedges to serve.
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