hazelnut chocolate cake

This is another very quick cake recipe which makes a cake with a good nutty taste with just a hint of chocolate.

There is no butter in it, which makes it a bit less calorific than some others and it’s not too sweet as I don’t use very much sugar. It’s good on its own or with a spoonful of crème fraîche. This is a very very easy cake – just weigh, mix and bake! There is no rubbing in, creaming or whisking.

Ingredients (20cm round cake)

75g sugar (about 1/3 of a cup)

100g ground hazelnuts

150g plain flour (1 heaped cup)

50g chocolate bits

2 beaten eggs

200g natural yoghurt or cream

2tsps bicarbonate of soda

Easy peasy – mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl, add the eggs and yoghurt and stir everything together until well combined. Spoon the cake mix into a lined tin and flatten the top, bake at 180°c for 40 mins until a skewer comes out clean when poked into the center of the cake. Turn out onto a cooling rack and when cool, dust with icing sugar.

If not all the ingredients are to hand, the hazelnuts can be replaced by powered almonds, or desiccated coconut.



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3 responses to “hazelnut chocolate cake

  1. This looks both delicious and easy to make, I’m going to give it a whirl, thank you!

  2. Jenny

    was it supposed to be 2 tsp of bicarb not 2 tbsp?? I thought ot sounded a bit much so put in 1 1/2 but it tastes quite strongly of bicarb anyway. otherwise I think it would be a lovely cake!

    • oops, so sorry Jenny – you are right it’s 2 teaspoons. I usually don’t measure and just add half a sachet but it has never tasted of bicarb. I hope you do make it again as it is so easy and very good.

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