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Hazelnut cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

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

Hazelnut cake


For the cake layers

  • Preheat the oven to 160ο C (320ο F) set to fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, the sugar, and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed, for 4-5 minutes, until the mixture is fluffy.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of the flour and put the eggs in, one by one. Wait for each one to be incorporated before adding the next.
  • Add the yogurt, the vanilla extract, the orange zest, and beat until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • In a bowl mix the flour, the baking powder, and the salt.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and add the flour. Mix softly with a serving spoon.
  • Butter and flour 3 cake pans, 20 cm each, and divide the mixture into them. Spread the mixture with your hands. If the mixture sticks to your hands, wet them with a little water.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Remove and let them cool.

For the caramelized hazelnuts

  • Place a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add the sugar, the water, salt, and allow 3-4 minutes for the sugar to melt and become a caramel.
  • Heat the hazelnuts in the microwave for ½ minute, at 800 Watt. Remove and add them to the frying pan with the caramel. Mix for 1-2 minutes until they are well caramelized.
  • Remove and add them to a baking pan lined with parchment paper, and let them cool well.
  • Transfer into a blender and grind them until they break down. Do not grind them to fine crumbs. Set aside.

For the buttercream

  • Place a glass bowl over a pot with boiling water in order to create a bain-marie.
  • In the bowl add the egg whites, the icing sugar, the salt, and mix with a whisk for 3-4 minutes until the mixture is fluffy.
  • Transfer into the mixer’s bowl and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed, for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture thickens.
  • Gradually add the chocolate, the butter cut into cubes, and beat very well for 4-5 minutes so that the mixture thickens and cools.

To assemble

  • On your serving platter, place 3 strips of parchment paper shaped like a triangle.
  • Cut the cake layers horizontally in half, and set them aside.
  • Place one half of the cake at the base of the platter. Cover its surface with 1-2 spoonfuls of the buttercream, the 1/6 of the hazelnuts and cover with the second half of the cake. Follow the same process for all of the cake layers and the buttercream. Lastly, use a spatula to cover the sides of your cake with the buttercream.
  • Decorate with the caramelized hazelnuts and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
56 %


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)
107 %

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)
205 %

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)
35 %


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)
67 %


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)
28 %


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)
18 %


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)
10 %


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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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

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