Brazilian
bolo de nada

bolus of nothingthat's exactly what you read, because if anyone asks you “What flavor is this cake?“the answer will be”Please” ahahahah. But that doesn't mean it's not good, on the contrary, it's one of the best homemade cakes in the world to eat with coffee.

What is the origin of the nothing cake?

The recipe for the nulla cake is from our beloved Luziawho has been working at my parents' house for over 20 years!

You can season this dough however you want, I myself love turning it into a wonderful corn flour cake, but you can use:

  • chocolate;
  • cinnamon;
  • banana;
  • Lemon peel;
  • orange;
  • coconut.

Here in this recipe, the only thing I added besides the traditional recipe was a little vanilla essence, but it's up to you.

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Prepare the cake for nothing

This is the recipe that Luzia prepares every week for my mother, so let's get to the cake? The ingredients are:

  • 1 cup of warm milk (but be careful, it's not hot, it's lukewarm);
  • 1/2 cup oil;
  • 3 eggs;
  • 2 1/2 cups wheat flour;
  • 2 cups sugar;
  • 1 level tablespoon of baking powder;
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional).

You can blend it in the blender, but I blended it by hand, using a wire whisk. By the way, a tip, I sifted the flour and sugar to make the cake softer.

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Place on a greased and floured baking tray and bake in a preheated oven. To bake the cakes in an aluminum pan, I placed them on the lowest shelf of the oven at 350°F and they took about 50 minutes to bake. I assure you it was incredible, look how beautiful!

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If you want to see this recipe on videoI made the nothing cake with all the details, so do it and tell me if this isn't the best homemade cake you've ever eaten?

Why make a cake from nothing?

The Nothing Cake recipe is ideal for breakfast or the afternoon, as it is a more neutral dessert that goes well with the time of day.

Additionally, you can have different drink options as an accompaniment, such as the following:

  • you;
  • refrigerator;
  • Cafe;
  • juice.

Since it doesn't have a very strong sweet flavor, you can drink it with sweeter, or even bitter, drinks.

It is therefore a dish that many can enjoy, as it can be combined with many combinations and its consistency resembles that of a creamy corn flour cake.

The dish is also affordable, making it ideal for those who want a sweet treat, but don't have the budget to make something bigger.

Furthermore, it has a very homely touch, which makes it perfect to satisfy the taste of childhood and grandma's house.

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A recipe with a childhood flavour. Image from Pexels

How to finish the cake of nothing?

The simple cake needs nothing more than your simple step by step to be good.

However, if you want to add extra flavor, you can top with sifted sugar and cinnamon on top, as well as other spices, such as those listed below:

  • Cloves;
  • star anise;
  • pistachio;
  • cardamom.

In fact, those who love fruit can also garnish it with slices of orange or even with red fruits on top.

It also goes well with numerous fillings, as its neutral flavor favors other exotic blends.

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