Amazing Hazelnut-Mocha Torte

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Total Time
1hr
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F; line the bottoms of two eight-inch cake pans with parchment paper or wax paper and set aside.
  2. Prepare cake: first, place nuts in food processor and finely chop; remove from processor and set aside.
  3. Add eggs and white sugar to food processor and process until well mixed.
  4. Add flour, baking powder and chopped nuts to egg/sugar mixture in processor; pulse only until combined.
  5. Divide batter evenly between the two pans and take for 20 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  6. Remove layers from pans and cool on a rack (remove paper).
  7. Prepare filling: place butter and sifted icing sugar in a mixing bowl and.
  8. cream together using an electric mixer.
  9. Add hot coffee, cocoa and vanilla; combine well.
  10. Place one cake layer on a serving plate, spread this mixture over the cake layer (use all of it) and then cover with the second cake layer.
  11. Cover well and refrigerate.
  12. Shortly before serving, prepare topping: in a chilled mixing bowl, with an electric mixer whose beaters have been chilled, beat whipping cream with the sugar and coffee liqueur.
  13. Spread over top and sides of torte, and serve.