flourless chocolate hazelnut cakeOriginal recipe from here

Ingredients

200g dark chocolate, chopped
150g butter, chopped
6 eggs, separated
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cups hazelnut meal
double cream, to serve

Chocolate icing
300g dark chocolate, chopped
2/3 cup pure cream

Directions

flourless chocolate hazelnut cake– Preheat oven to 170°C/150°C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm-deep, 20cm (base) round cake pan. Line base and side with baking paper
– Combine chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until melted. Set aside to cool slightly
– Place egg yolks and sugar in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until thick and creamy. Add chocolate mixture. Beat to combine. Add hazelnut meal. Beat to combine
– Place eggwhites in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until soft peaks form. Using a metal spoon, stir one-third of eggwhites into chocolate mixture. Gently fold remaining eggwhite through chocolate mixture
– Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre has moist crumbs clinging. Stand in pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool
– Make Chocolate icing: Place chocolate and cream in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth. Spread over top and side of cake. Stand for 10 minutes or until icing has set. Serve with cream

Personal notes:

flourless chocolate hazelnut cake– i used valrhona 85% chocolate and 120g caster sugar
– i baked the cake on the lower rack of oven for about 52 mins and removed it when there were still some clumps hanging on the skewer
– cake was decorated with chocolate curls and gold dust powder

one slice? not enough… it’s too good… sinful (。・`ω´・。)

flourless chocolate hazelnut cake
Pollution index: 61 (good)

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