Hazelnut Sheet Cake

    40 minutes

    This is a wonderful sheet cake using ground hazelnuts. It cuts well into small portions perfect for pack lunches and picnics.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 eggs
    • 200g sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 1 tablespoon rum
    • 2 cups (250g) flour
    • 4 level teaspoons baking powder
    • 250g ground hazelnuts
    • Icing
    • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
    • 1 tablespoon hot water
    • 1 cup (185g) icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a baking tray.
    2. Whisk the eggs with the sugar and vanilla until foamy. Add the milk and rum. Mix the flour, baking powder and the ground nuts into the mixture.
    3. Spread the mixture over the prepared baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes.
    4. Icing: Mix the coffee with the hot water. Combine the coffee, icing sugar and melted butter; add hot water to achieve the desired consistancy.
    5. Immediately after baking, spread the icing over the cake. Leave to cool and cut into rectangles to serve.

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    Great cake and really easy to make gluten free . Love that there's no butter in it too!  -  16 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Very easy and delicious with a sort of European feel to it because of all the nuts and the coffee glaze. I used less icing sugar in the glaze (150g) and it still seemed thick enough.  -  08 Oct 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Put heaped tsp mixed spice in as I didn't use rum, but wanted a spicier flavour. Texture was perfect, though I did have to cook it for about 10 mins longer than stated. I used a loaf tin. Perfect way to use up some of the hazel nuts from the garden  -  18 Aug 2017  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)