Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

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Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

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This chocolate hazelnut cake is chocolatey, moist, rich and crumbly (& even gluten free, if that’s your thing) – definitely one to add to your chocolate cake repertoire. You can sneak in a shot of espresso for an extra boost, cover it with a chocolate ganache, or just a little dusting of cocoa or icing sugar.

Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

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  • 1/3 cup (35g) cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) hot water
  • 150g dark eating chocolate, melted
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 1 1/3 cups (295g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (100g) hazelnut meal
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • icing sugar or cocoa powder, for dusting

Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease deep 20cm-round cake pan; line base and side with baking paper.

Blend cocoa with the water in large bowl until smooth. Add chocolate, butter, sugar, hazelnut meal and egg yolks; stir until combined.

Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold into chocolate mixture in two batches.

Pour mixture into pan; bake about 1 hour. Stand cake in pan 15 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool. Dust with sifted extra cocoa.