Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake With Shiny Chocolate Glaze

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 16-20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set a rack in the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Butter a 12-cup Bundt pan and flour the buttered surface.
  • shaking out the excess. Place hazelnuts in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade and pulse continuously until finely ground.
  • Bring a small pan of water to a boil and remove from heat. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over the pan of water, stirring occasionally,until melted. Remove bowl from pan and set aside.
  • In a large mixer bowl beat the butter and 1/2 cup of the sugar until soft and light. Beat in the chocolate and scrape bowl and.
  • beater(s). Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time. Scrape bowl and beater(s). Stir in the ground hazelnuts and the flour by hand.
  • In a clean, dry mixer bowl, whip the egg whites with the salt on medium speed, until they are frothy. Continue whipping the egg.
  • whites until they are white and opaque, and beginning to hold their shape when the beater(s) are lifted. Increase the speed and gradually whip in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, continuing to whip the egg whites until they hold a soft, glossy peak.
  • Stir a quarter of the egg whites into the batter to lighten it, then fold in the remaining egg whites with a rubber spatula,.
  • continuing to fold until no streaks of egg white remain. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake the cake about 35 to 45 minutes, until it is well risen and a toothpick or skewer inserted between the edge of the pan and the.
  • central tube emerges clean. Place a rack on the pan and invert cake and pan to rack to cool. Remove pan after 5 minutes and allow cake to cool.
  • For glaze, combine water, corn syrup and sugar in a saucepan and stir well to mix. Place over low heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and add chocolate.
  • Swirl pan so that chocolate is submerged in hot syrup, then allow to stand 2 minutes. Whisk glaze smooth.
  • Before glazing cake, cut a disk that will fit under the cake from stiff corrugated cardboard. Cut a hole in the canter corresponding to the central tube in the cake pan. Slide the cardboard under the cake and place it on a rack over a jelly roll pan. Pour glaze from pan onto highest point of cake, all around, allowing glaze to drip.
  • down outside and center of cake. Let glaze dry before moving cake.
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