Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
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Chocolate goodness combined with hazelnuts in this GLUTEN FREE cake makes the perfect dessert for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Christmas and other special occasions.
Prep time40 min
Cooking time85 min
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- Preheat oven to 170°C/150°C fan-forced. Grease and line 20cm deep round cake pan with baking paper.
- Combine 1 pkt (200g) PLAISTOWE Premium Dark Chocolate that has been broken into pieces and butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until melted; remove from heat, transfer to a large bowl and set aside to cool slightly.
- Combine egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat until thick and creamy; fold into chocolate mixture. Fold in hazelnut meal.
- Place egg whites in same large cleaned bowl of electric mixer, beat until soft peaks form; fold one-third of egg whites into chocolate mixture; gently fold in remaining egg white. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until just firm to touch. Stand in pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
- Meanwhile, combine remaining PLAISTOWE Premium Dark Chocolate pieces and cream in a microwave safe bowl; microwave uncovered on MEDIUM (50%) for 1 minute; stir. Repeat process in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool until thickened and spreadable.
- Using a serrated knife, carefully slice cake in half horizontally. Spread 1/5 of chocolate mixture over base of cake, top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining chocolate over top and sides of cake, decorate with NESTLÉ Scorched Almonds.
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