German Hazelnut Cake
photo by teresas
- Ready In:
- 1hr 20mins
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix together the sugar, eggs and flavouring and set aside.
- In another bowl, cream the butter and gradually add it to the sugar mixture.
- Mix the flour, baking powder and ground nuts together.
- Add it to the sugar and butter mixture a spoonful at a time.
- Fold in the chocolate.
- Grease a 26 cm (10 1/2 ") ring baking tin and fill with the batter.
- Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 65 minutes.
- Test cake for doneness by piercing the middle with a wodden toothpick; if it's clean it's done.
- 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.
- Dust the cooled cake with icing sugar.
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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.<br/>My son a round one filled with white chocolate mousse ( I photographed it before filling of coarse).<br/>Delicious with this chocolate pieces.<br/>Thanks a lot for posting it!<br/>Done for ZWT7
Super easy to make! I am lazy so I beat the eggs and sugar then added the butter and essence and then put the flours and baking soda in the mixer. I didn't separate anything. I greased up a bunt form and put oil and flour, put in the batter, 1 hour on 350 and done. Tried to attach a photo but it didn't work.
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 vanilla...so that is what I used...I really thought I had the correct pan size...but NO!...I had a 12" and a 9"...so 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 it...it's the typical German cake...not overly sweet...just the way I like it...Thanks for posting it...it's going in my best of 2013 cookbook...=)
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)