Flourless chocolate hazelnut cake
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Enjoyable Flourless chocolate hazelnut cake Recipe

Flourless doesn’t mean flavourless in this moist chocolate-hazelnut cake.
Flourless chocolate hazelnut cake
Prep Time : 0:40 | Cook Time : 0:55 | Total Time : 1:35 | Serving : 6 person.

Ingredients

  • Melted butter, to grease

  • 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped

  • 150g unsalted butter, chopped

  • 200g (1 1/3 cups) dry roasted hazelnuts

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 6 eggs

  • 200g caster sugar

  • 1 tablespoon brandy or rum

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • Whipped cream, to serve

  • Sliced strawberries, to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a 23cm (base measurement) springform pan with melted butter to grease. Line the base and side with non-stick baking paper.

  • Step 2

    Combine the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • Step 3

    Place the hazelnuts in a clean tea towel and rub to remove the skins. Place the hazelnuts and cocoa powder in the bowl of a food processor and process until the hazelnuts are finely ground.

  • Step 4

    Separate the eggs, reserving 3 egg whites. Reserve 2 tablespoons of sugar. Combine the egg yolks and remaining sugar in a large bowl. Use an electric beater to beat for 5 minutes or until thick and pale. Add the chocolate mixture, brandy or rum and vanilla, and stir until well combined. Stir in the hazelnut mixture.

  • Step 5

    Use a clean electric beater to whisk the reserved egg whites in a clean dry bowl until firm peaks form. Add the reserved sugar and beat for 2 minutes or until the mixture is firm and glossy. Gently fold the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Step 6

    Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside in the pan for 20 minutes to cool before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely. (To freeze, see note)

  • Step 7

    Cut into wedges. Serve with cream and sliced strawberries.

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