I have a car cake to do. Being asked to make a hazelnut cake. I never have made this flavour or cake and have been seeing many different types online. Wondering if anyone has any go to recipes they’d be willing to share.
Wellll..........I never heard of it either but based on the butter pecan cake I make I suggest you use the *original * WASC recipe with a yellow mix or even a white and add 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts Not sure If there is hazelnut flavoring but you can get that “syrup “ —can’t think of the brand —something like Torone no that’s not right but might help you think of it If you add some of that I’d probably use a couple tablespoons & maybe reduce the amount of sugar to 2/3 cups Just a suggestion—hope it helps
12oz of butter (room temperature)
12oz soft brown sugar.
12oz of self raising flour
6oz of plain flour
1tsp of hazelnut flavouring. (LorAnn , Foodie flavour are just two makes)
4oz of roasted hazelnuts very finely chopped.
Splash of milk if required.
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and flour or line cake tin..
Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy. Add the flavouring and beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating the mixture well between each one and adding a tablespoon of the flour with the last egg to prevent the mixture curdling.
Sift the flour and mix in the chopped nuts, gently fold in to the wet mixture, with a little milk if required.This a very stiff, thick cake mixture.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and lightly make a well in the centre. This will help the cake cook level and evenly . Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and set aside to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn it out on to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
This cake goes really well with a Nutella frosting it's like eating a giant Ferrero Rocher!
Thank you! Is this a dense cake that could withstand carving? Maybe I will put Nutella between the layers! Yum.
It's really good for carving just make sure the nuts are chopped finely. It has to be a Nutella frosting rather than plain Nutella otherwise the layers will slide and move about when you carve it.
Perfect. Thank you!