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German Hazelnut Cake


One day when I was cleaning our kitchen cupboards, I realized that I have a bag of ground hazelnuts lying around. I do not remember why I bought it, probably because it was cheap and, of course, I do love hazelnuts. So I decided to make a hazelnut cake. There was a recipe for it from the packaging but I added a bit of this and that, so it was mostly experimental.  But the end result was not bad, I only had to add more grounded hazelnut to the recipe because my personal critic (also known as my hubby), says it should be more “hazelnutty”.

A cake made from ground hazelnuts covered with chocolate Ganache. It was fairly easy to make and the combination of hazelnut and chocolate is just heavenly. | www.foxyfolksy.com

Additionally, I think I needed more practice with the piping as you can see from the picture above. The thing is, a week before this, my husband ordered from eBay a piping set for me as I keep on complaining that I can not find them on any stores in our area (living in the countryside has its drawbacks). I was so excited to use them for the first time, so I just took a quick tutorial (thank you Google) and had a go with it.

A cake made from ground hazelnuts covered with chocolate Ganache. It was fairly easy to make and the combination of hazelnut and chocolate is just heavenly. | www.foxyfolksy.com

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Hazelnut Cake

A cake made from ground hazelnuts covered with chocolate Ganache. It was fairly easy to make and the combination of hazelnut and chocolate is just heavenly.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European,German
Servings: 4
Calories: 995kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

FOR CAKE

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 eggwhites
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hazelnuts - - grinded
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk

FOR MOCHA FROSTING

  • 1/2 cup butter - - softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon coffee - room temp

FOR CHOCOLATE GANACHE

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Line and grease a small springform pan (7 inches) and preheat oven at 200°C/400°F.
  • With a hand or stand mixer, mix egg whites until stiff peak forms and set aside.
  • On another bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg yolks one by one, until completely incorporated. Add the hazelnut and mix well. Sift in flour, baking powder and salt. Now fold in the egg whites slowly until well blended.
  • Pour the batter into the springform pan and bake at the 2nd lowest rack for 40-50 mins or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
  • To make the frosting: Whip butter on medium-high speed for 5 minutes. Turn down speed to low and gradually add the sugar. Once sugar is fully incorporated, add sifted cocoa and coffee. Then turn speed to high and mix until fluffy.
Nutrition Facts
Hazelnut Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 995 Calories from Fat 612
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 68g 105%
Saturated Fat 32g 160%
Cholesterol 270mg 90%
Sodium 1039mg 43%
Potassium 431mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 90g 30%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 71g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 32.8%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 12.9%
Iron 16.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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I have the idea too to use Nutella as frosting. I think that would enhance the flavor of the hazelnut more. That will be on my ‘to try’ list.

 

 

Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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