Chocolate and Hazelnut Tea Cake

    1 hour 20 minutes

    A great tea cake that includes chocolate and hazelnuts it is best made the day before giving it time to rest and mature.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 4 eggs, separated
    • 250g butter
    • 1 2/3 cups (375g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) brewed black tea, cold
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
    • 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
    • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 22cm ring tin.
    2. In a large bowl cream together the egg yolks, butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the black tea.
    3. Toss together the flour, baking powder, breadcrumbs, cocoa powder and hazelnuts.
    4. Fold the dry ingredients into the tea mixture until just incorporated.
    5. In a large clean glass or metal bowl whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the tea batter. Pour the batter into the prepared tin.
    6. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in the preheated oven or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
    7. Cool cake in the tin for at least 20 minutes before turning out onto a cake rack to cool completely.

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    Oooh. This was fantastic. It's great to have for breakfast with coffee or tea and is quite filling. Doesn't need frosting or anything of the sort but this isn't a sweet birthday cake! I was a bit nervous that it'd be too sweet when I measured out the sugar but once the batter was ready and it already smelled heavenly I knew this would be good. I used Ghirardelli's cocoa powder and plain old black tea. Didn't have that much hazelnuts at home so I used half walnuts half hazelnuts. The results were a delicious and moist coffee cake. I'll have to learn this recipe by heart.  -  12 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I'm not an experienced baker, but this cake was fairly easy and fast to make. I baked it for an aunt's birthday and she isn't a big fan of dense cakes but I loved its rich chocolate flavor. I'll be skipping the nuts next time though. For the icing, I used plain and simple chocolate glaze and it tasted fab!  -  16 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake was fantastic!!! I used a black chai tea to enhance the flavors & put some mixed fruit on top. Made it for an award ceremony; It was gone in the blink of an eye!!!! Everybody loved it & i thought it was very easy to make. My friends even asked me to make some more for them! Definitely doing it again :D  -  03 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)