Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

3 hrs total time

30 mins active time

Medium

Serves 8

Ingredients


Measurements:

  • 7 oz dark chocolate

    chopped

  • 5¼ oz unsalted butter

    chopped

  • 6 large eggs

    separated

  • 1 cup (7 oz) superfine sugar
  • 1½ cups ground hazelnuts

To serve:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Whipped cream

Instructions

  • 1Invert the bottom of a 9-inch round springform pan and lock into position. Grease and line the bottom and side with parchment paper.
  • 2Put the chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir with a metal spoon until the mixture is melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  • 3Put the egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attached. Whisk on medium speed for 5 minutes until pale and creamy. Fold in the cooled chocolate mixture, then the hazelnut flour.
  • 4Insert the wire rack into the bottom shelf position. Preheat the oven. Set the oven BAKE/325°F/CONVECTION/60 minutes.
  • 5Wash and dry the bowl and the whisk attachment. Put the egg whites in the clean dry bowl with the whisk attachment. Whisk on medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
  • 6Stir one-third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, then carefully fold in the remaining egg whites. Pour into the prepared pan.
  • 7Once preheated, put the cake in the oven and bake for 60 minutes until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • 8Cool the cake in the pan, on a wire rack, for 1 hour, then release the side and transfer to the wire rack to cool completely.
  • 9Dust with cocoa powder. Cut into wedges with a warm knife and serve with whipped cream.