How does Ilmsens taste like? #8

Today: The story of the broken elk aka nut cake

When Hans-Christian steps through the front door, his son welcomes him, totally shocked and upset. "The elk is broken," he said with a sad look. Totally confused, HC looks at his girlfriend who is standing in the kitchen to fix the mishap with a second baking attempt. Unfortunately, the cake Jonas helped with didn't make it out of the elk cake form. As the second cake got a lot of compliments from Ilmsens, the next day we got the remains of the elk on which we pounced like piranhas. 

Ilmsens Nut Cake


 6 eggs

280 g icing sugar

1 vanilla sugar

250 g hazelnuts

125 g ground almonds (25 g more for large eggs)

If you want some grated dark chocolate

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 good pinch of salt



  •  Preheat the oven to 170 °C.
  • Stir eggs and icing sugar until very foamy. 
  • Then stir in the vanilla sugar.
  • Stir the nuts spoon by spoon into the dough so that the cake becomes especially fluffy. 
  • Then add baking powder and a good pinch of salt.
  • Bake at about 170 °C on the middle shelf for 45 minutes.
  • When the cake has cooled down, dust with a little icing sugar.


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