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    German Hazelnut Cake

    German Hazelnut Cake. Photo by TeresaS

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    1 hrs 20 mins

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    Dreamer in Ontario's Note:

    An excellent cake from Dr Oetker German Home Baking that's simple and easy to make. Hazelnut cakes are also made in Switzerland and probably other European countries. If you have a kitchen scale I would recommend using the weight measurements as they're more accurate but to make it more friendly to North American kitchens I added volume measurements in brackets. You can find bitter almond essence in German delicatessens and in some supermarkets.

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    Serves: 10



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    For Dusting


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Mix together the sugar, eggs and flavouring and set aside.
    3. 3
      In another bowl, cream the butter and gradually add it to the sugar mixture.
    4. 4
      Mix the flour, baking powder and ground nuts together.
    5. 5
      Add it to the sugar and butter mixture a spoonful at a time.
    6. 6
      Fold in the chocolate.
    7. 7
      Grease a 26 cm (10 1/2 ") ring baking tin and fill with the batter.
    8. 8
      Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 65 minutes.
    9. 9
      Test cake for doneness by piercing the middle with a wodden toothpick; if it's clean it's done.
    10. 10
      Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5 to 10 minutes, loosen from sides of tin with knife then turn out onto a cake wire so that it can dry off.
    11. 11
      Dust the cooled cake with icing sugar.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 30, 2011


      This cake came just in time. I needed some for a birthday party and one for my daughter to bring to school. My daughter got one in rectangular shape (for transport!) and she had no leftovers.
      My son a round one filled with white chocolate mousse ( I photographed it before filling of coarse).
      Delicious with this chocolate pieces.
      Thanks a lot for posting it!
      Done for ZWT7

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    • on July 22, 2013


      I've been wanting to make this recipe forever...I couldn't find the almond essence at my local German store...but I was able to pick up that is what I used...I really thought I had the correct pan size...but NO!...I had a 12" and a 9" I used the 9" and probably could have let it cook another 5-10 minutes over the 60 minutes that I did cook it...I ground my own hazelnuts so every once in a while I got a nice crunch along with the silkiness of the chocolate taste...what a wonderful cake...we just loved's the typical German cake...not overly sweet...just the way I like it...Thanks for posting's going in my best of 2013 cookbook...=)

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    • on May 29, 2010


      Thanks Dreamer... This cake was beautiful!! Not too sweet with a beautiful hazelnut flavour. And when you come across a little piece of chocolate it's like a sweet little surprise! I initially thought it could do with more chocolate but I really think it's the perfect amount otherwise it would over take the cake. Made for the Germany/Benelux Chocolate challenge ZWT 6 (Voracious Vagabonds)

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    Nutritional Facts for German Hazelnut Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (135 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 567.9
    Calories from Fat 368
    Total Fat 40.9 g
    Saturated Fat 16.5 g
    Cholesterol 129.2 mg
    Sodium 321.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 45.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    Sugars 21.1 g
    Protein 9.8 g

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