Hazelnut cake is an indulgent, Hefezopf decadent dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It is simple to make and is a fun way to showcase your creativity.
Layers of fluffy chocolate cake and a creamy Nutella frosting create a deliciously sweet treat that is sure to be loved by the whole family! It’s also a wonderful choice for any holiday, especially Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
Using a Digital Kitchen Scale
If you want to be accurate when measuring ingredients, you’ll need a digital kitchen scale. This is especially true when it comes to major ingredients such as flour, sugar, and butter.
The ingredients for this cake include: milk, eggs, hazelnut meal (ground hazelnuts), flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract. You will need a large mixing bowl and an electric mixer to complete this recipe.
Preparing the cake:
To prepare the cake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line the bottoms of 2 (9 by 2-inch) round cake pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar in a medium bowl, stirring to combine well. With the mixer on low speed, add the sour cream and beat until smooth.
Reduce the speed to medium and beat until mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.
Fold the melted chocolate and nut paste into the batter until combined. Spread the batter into prepared pans and bake on the center rack until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes before removing from the pans.
Use a Clean Kitchen Towel for Taking Out the Skins of the Roasted Hazelnuts
Before you can bake this cake, you will need to take out the skins from the roasted hazelnuts. This is simple to do and will give you a cake that is free of any unpleasant odors or flavors from the skins on the hazelnuts.
This cake is a great alternative to chocolate-hazelnut cupcakes and is easy to make! It’s a tasty and healthy way to celebrate any special occasion or treat yourself with something that isn’t too sweet.
If you’re looking for a new way to make a classic dessert, this is it! It’s a moist chocolate sponge cake with an intense chocolate and hazelnut flavor. The best part is that it’s made with simple, inexpensive ingredients.
Adapted from: The Foodie Mama Cookbook by Jennifer McGuire
This is my favorite chocolate hazelnut cake recipe! It is very easy to make and it’s one of my go-to recipes for when I need a special dessert that’s not too sweet.
It’s also a great option for anyone who wants to avoid dairy, as it uses olive oil in place of butter. You can also use a gluten-free all-purpose flour to make this recipe.
The frosting on this hazelnut cake is the star of the show! It’s so delicious and is made with fresh hazelnut buttercream that’s spiked with Nutella/chocolate hazelnut spread. It’s so easy to make, and you can add anything from chopped roasted hazelnuts to mini chocolate chips to create a unique, exciting flavor combination that’s absolutely perfect for this cake!