Chocolate Coffee Hazelnut Cake: A Delicious Recipe

Attention cocoa lovers! The chocolate cake with coffee and hazelnut is one of the most indulgent you can imagine, yet it's also very easy to make. We invite you to discover this perfect recipe for an Easter dessert or any other celebratory occasion.


Here are the necessary ingredients to make a chocolate hazelnut coffee cake for 6 people:

225 g of dark baking chocolate.
100 g of unsalted butter.
90 g of hazelnut powder.
75 g of sugar.
4 eggs.
1 cup of strong coffee, about 6 cl.
1 pinch of salt.
1 knob of butter for the mold.

Roasted hazelnut powder preparation

Begin by toasting the hazelnut powder. To do this, simply heat it for about 10 minutes over medium heat in a pan, stirring constantly.

Be careful not to burn the hazelnut powder! It is ready when it gives off a good aroma of toasted hazelnuts.

This roasting step enhances the flavor of the hazelnut powder. In this recipe, the hazelnut powder replaces the flour, making the chocolate hazelnut coffee cake very moist.

Melted chocolate preparation

For this chocolate coffee hazelnut cake recipe, I recommend you to melt the chocolate in a double boiler. This method prevents the chocolate from burning and becoming grainy.

1- Break the chocolate into a bowl.

2- Add the butter cut into small pieces.

3- Melt the chocolate with the butter in a double boiler until it is smooth and shiny.

Coffee Preparation

It is not necessary to have coffee extract to prepare this chocolate coffee hazelnut cake. Just prepare a cup of strong espresso coffee. A classic espresso cup has an average capacity of 6 cl, which corresponds to the amount of coffee needed for this recipe.

Whipping egg whites

To give your chocolate hazelnut coffee cake a light texture, you need to whip the egg whites until stiff.

1. Separate the egg whites from the yolks.

2. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites.

3. Whip the egg whites until very firm using an electric mixer.

Cake batter preparation

1- Whip the egg yolks with the sugar until they become pale.
2- Add in the following order: melted chocolate, espresso coffee, and roasted hazelnut powder.
3- Gently fold in the whipped egg whites, lifting the mixture to avoid breaking them. You should achieve a mousse-like texture as shown in the picture.

Baking the chocolate cake

1- Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F).

2- Pour the cake batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan.

3- Bake the chocolate hazelnut coffee cake for 35 to 40 minutes. Adjust the baking time according to the diameter of your pan.

4- Let the cake cool and then serve it directly in its pan. This chocolate cake is too crumbly to be unmolded.

Cake Decoration for Easter

If you're making the chocolate coffee hazelnut cake for the Easter holidays, don't forget to decorate it! You can sprinkle the cake with a dusting of powdered sugar and adorn it with chocolate Easter eggs of various sizes.

Author: Audrey
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In French: Le gâteau chocolat café noisette : une recette gourmande
En español: La tarta de chocolate, café y avellana: una receta deliciosa.
In italiano: La torta cioccolato caffè nocciola: una ricetta golosa
Auf Deutsch: Der Schokoladenkuchen mit Kaffee und Haselnüssen: Ein köstliches Rezept.
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