Norwegian Hazelnut Cake

Recipe by Sharon123




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease the bottom of one 10 inch springform pan.
  • Reserve 8 whole nuts for garnish.
  • Pulse the remaining nuts in a food processor until ground, and reserve 1 tablespoon of ground nuts for garnish.
  • Melt margarine or butter in a small saucepan over low heat, cool.
  • In a large bowl beat eggs, sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until thick and lemon colored (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  • Add flour, baking powder, salt, and ground nuts, mix well.
  • Continue to beat mixture while slowly adding the cooled melted butter or margarine until blended (mixture will be thick).
  • Spread batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F.
  • for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 15 minutes then remove sides of pan.
  • Remove pan bottom and invert onto a serving plate.
  • Cover with a cloth towel and cool for another 30 minutes before glazing.
  • To Make Glaze: In a medium saucepan bring whipping cream just to a boil, take off heat and stir in the semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk chocolate) until melted and smooth.
  • Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Spread glaze over top of cooled cake, allowing it to run down the sides.
  • Sprinkle reserved ground nuts around top edge and arrange whole nuts over ground nuts.
  • Enjoy!