Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake

    Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake


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    Hazelnuts work really well in this chocolate cake that is perfect for a party, picnic or lunch box. I even eat it warm with ice cream.

    Serves: 12 

    • 125g butter
    • 90g dark cooking chocolate, chopped
    • 2/3 cup (155g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) sour cream
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup ground roasted hazelnuts

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. Grease and flour an 20x10cm cake tin.
    2. In a saucepan over medium heat melt the butter stir in the chocolate remove from heat and stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Add the sugar and mix well.
    3. Combine the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda then stir into the chocolate mixture. Blend in the sour cream. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla.
    4. Fold in the ground hazelnuts. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared cake tin.
    5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
    6. Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes in the cake tin before inverting onto a cake rack to cool completely.

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