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Brownie cake with chocolate hazelnut frosting

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Brownie cake with chocolate hazelnut frosting


For the brownies

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (356ο F) set to fan.
  • Melt the butter with the chocolate on a bain-marie, remove them from the heat, and set them aside at room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, mix -with a hand whisk- the sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt, until the sugar is dissolved.
  • In a second bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, the chocolate cut into pieces, and mix until the flour is combined with the chocolate.
  • Mix, with a spatula, the second egg mixture along with the first mixture with the melted butter and chocolate, and add the third mixture with the solid ingredients.
  • Butter and flour 3 cake pans of 20 cm each, divide the mixture into them, and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Let the brownies cool onto a rack.

For the chocolate hazelnut frosting

  • In a large bowl add the butter, icing sugar, the chocolate hazelnut spread, vanilla extract, milk, and beat well with a hand mixer until the mixture is fluffy.

To assemble-decorate

  • Place the first brownie onto a serving platter and spread ⅓ of the chocolate hazelnut frosting with a spatula.
  • Cover with the second brownie and follow the same process for the third one too, by spreading the frosting over each brownie so to cover the sides of the cake with the last batch.
  • Refrigerate the cake for 4-6 hours until it is chilled.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and pour the chocolate hazelnut spread starting from the center and moving around so that it drips to the sides of the cake.
  • Sprinkle with the toasted hazelnuts and serve.
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
27 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
49 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
100 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
19 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
36 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
15 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
15 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
5 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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