Chocolate Hazelnut Nutella Cake

    1 hour

    The ultimate in decadence for the Nutella lover. A flourless chocolate cake made with ground hazelnuts. You can try making your own ground hazelnuts or use ground almonds.

    6 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • Cake
    • 6 large eggs (separated)
    • 1 pinch of salt
    • 150g soft unsalted butter
    • 1 jar (400g) of Nutella, at room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon Tia Maria
    • 100g ground hazelnuts
    • 120g dark chocolate (melted, cooled)
    • Icing
    • 100g hazelnuts (optional)
    • 125ml double cream
    • 1 tablespoon Tia Maria
    • 125g dark chocolate

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C, Grease and line a 23cm springform cake tin.
    2. In a large bowl beat the egg whites and salt until stiff.
    3. In a separate bowl beat butter and Nutella together, then add Tia Maria, beaten egg yolks and ground hazelnuts. Gently fold in the melted chocolate, then lighten with a spoonful of egg whites. Then gently fold in the rest of the egg whites.
    4. Pour mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until it comes away from the sides of the tin.
    5. Icing Toast hazelnuts in a dry frying pan until golden. Put the cream, Tia Maria and chocolate into a saucepan over a low-medium heat.
    6. Once the chocolate has melted and combined with cream, remove from heat and allow to cool to a consistency whereby it can be spread over the top of the cake and not run down the sides.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Used orange rind, finely grated, and whisky in the cake, and juice + whisky in the topping, instead of Tia Maria.. (because I didn't have any!).  -  02 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Easy cake to make. Wonderful gooey texture, all the better as my dad can eat it as he is allergic to wheat! Will bake again.  -  25 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)