Hazelnut cake

    Hazelnut cake

    Hazelnut cake


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    About this recipe: A wonderfully nutty hazelnut cake that is so extremely simple to make. You can also make it with almonds instead of hazelnuts. To make your own ground nuts, simply add the whole nuts to a food processor and process in short bursts till you achieve a fine crumbly mixture.

    Serves: 12 

    • 2 eggs
    • 225g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon rum
    • 250g plain flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 250g ground hazelnuts
    • For the glaze
    • 1 heaped teaspoon instant coffee granules
    • 1 tablespoon hot water
    • 200g icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon melted butter

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Grease a 20x30cm cake tin and preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. Beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla until light and creamy. Add the milk and rum. Mix the flour, baking powder and the ground hazelnuts into the mixture. Spread the cake mixture over the prepared tin and bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes.
    3. In the meantime, prepare the glaze. Mix the coffee granules with 1 tablespoon hot water mix. Pour over the icing sugar, add the butter and mix. You can add more coffee-water mix or icing sugar to achieve your desired consistency.
    4. Immediately after baking, spread the glaze over the cake. Leave to cool and cut into squares or slices.
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    Great cake and really easy to make gluten free . Love that there's no butter in it too!  -  16 Jul 2011


    Very easy and delicious with a sort of European feel to it because of all the nuts and the coffee glaze. I used less icing sugar in the glaze (150g) and it still seemed thick enough.  -  08 Oct 2014


    Super-quick & easy to make! I used just a little less milk and a tat more rum, and made a chocolate glaze instead of coffee - so good, I'll definitely make this one again!  -  27 Dec 2015

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