February 9, 2011

Hazelnut Cake

cake 2

Perfect treat for hazelnut lovers.  To make a chocolate hazelnut cake, add 100 gms grated chocolate to the sponge mixture.  It taste absolutely divine especially with tea.

Ingredients :

For the sponge :
  1. Ground Hazelnuts - 50 gms
  2. Chopped hazelnuts - 50 gms
  3. Butter / Margarine - 200 gms
  4. Sugar - 200 gms
  5. Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  6. A pinch of salt
  7. Rum - 1 tbsp 
  8. Eggs - 3 nos
  9. Plain flour - 150 gms ( 11/2 cups)
  10. Baking powder - 2 level tsp
For the glaze : (optional)
  1. Milk chocolate - 150 gms
  2. Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  3. Chopped hazelnuts for sprinkling - 50 gms
cake 1

Method :

1.   To make the sponge, roast the hazelnuts lightly in a pan without fat, stirring all the time,  Grease & flour the baking pan.  Preheat the oven about 180 C.

2.   Whisk the butter until soft.  Add the sugar, vanilla essence, salt & rum little by little.  Whisk in the eggs one after the other, for about 1/2 min each on the highest setting.

3.   Mix together the flour & baking powder, stir in the roasted hazelnuts & whisk briefly in two instalments on the medium settings.  Spoon the cake mixture into the cake tin & bake for about 45 mins or until done.  Allow the cake to cool.

4.   To make the glaze, coarsely chop the chocolate & melt with the oil over low heat stirring all the time.  Coat the cooled cake with the chocolate glaze and sprinkle chopped hazelnuts on top.

cake 3

Serve with tea

1 comment :

Priti said...

Looks super delish ...perfect tea time cake

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