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Chocolate Hazelnut Cake Recipe

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake is a popular American Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
American Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 250 g - package food cake mix
  • 1 package - instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 tsp - vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup - water
  • 3 cups - heavy whipping Cream
  • 1.5 cups - semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup - finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 12 - hazelnuts
  • How to Make Chocolate Hazelnut Cake:

    1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using required ingredients, plus pudding mix, vanilla, and an additional 1/4 cup of water.
    2. Spread batter evenly among three greased and floured 9 inch cake pans.
    3. Bake at temperature specified on cake mix box for 18 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
    4. Let cakes cool completely, then chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
    5. In a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate chips.
    6. Gradually add 1/4 cup of the whipping cream, stirring constantly until smooth.
    7. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Beat .75 cup of whipping cream until soft peaks form.
    8. Fold the whipped cream into the cooled chocolate mixture. Stir in .5 cup of the finely chopped hazelnuts. Chill for 30 minutes.
    9. Beat remaining 2 cups of whipping cream until soft peaks form, then fold in the remaining .5 cup of chopped hazelnuts. Chill until ready to frost cake.
    10. Place 1 cake layer on cake plate. Spread 1/2 of the chilled chocolate mixture over top.
    11. Add another cake layer. Spread with other 1/2 of the chocolate mixture.
    12. Top with last cake layer. Frost entire cake with hazelnut-whipped cream.
    13. Place 12 whole hazelnuts around top outer edge of cake as a garnish. This cake should be kept in the refrigerator.


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