Tiroler Cake

"This is my cousin's recipe. A 'cake' in Swiss is traditionally one made in a loaf pan. This is a good coffee cake."
photo by Chickee photo by Chickee
photo by Chickee
photo by Chickee photo by Chickee
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  • Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and salt, beat until you have a pale mass.
  • Add the vanilla sugar and the milk.
  • While stirring add the flour, the baking powder and the nut crumbs.
  • Cut the chocolate into small pieces and mix in (I pulse briefly in a food processor).
  • If you use a cake tin of 25 cm you have to bake it for about 45 minutes on 180°C A shorter pan will make a taller loaf.

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  1. Was going to make this as a gift, then decided to keep it for myself! Made it in a 9-inch loaf pan & that worked out just fine! Loved the combo of hazelnuts & DARK chocolate here, & I set up the initial servings topped with a small scoop of frozen yogurt AND a spoonful of recipe #198142 that I'd made a few days ago! Thanks for a recipe worth making again! [Tagged, made & reviewed as a kidnapped recipe in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #20]


I'm 28, married, and with two furkids-a cute cat, she's an Australian Mist called Kismet, and a chocolate labrador called Indiana Jones. Live in North West Sydney, and have all my life except for a short stint in Germany just after we were married. I am an engineer by degree, but have recently left a large telecommunications company to work in a small Veterinary hospital as a vet nurse. I like camping and 4wding, fishing and horseriding, having parties and barbeques. We're ex-Scouts and still love to travel even if it's just a short break to the mountains, or to the wine regions. I love baking and experimenting with different cuisines. I wont cook things with too many ingredients, or that are too fiddly, or which take too long (or too expensive for that matter!). I'm a dab hand at modifying the 67c home brand packet cake. My husband is Swiss-Australian, so I have a bit of that European influence as well, and try to reproduce our favourite Swiss recipes as accurately as possible. I am hopefully trying for my Swiss citizenship once I've studied up for my interview! We love travelling, and after visiting Vietnam in 2008 I'm obsessed with both the country and the cuisine, it's so varied and fresh and amazing!
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