Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

I love guilt free desserts, don’t you? Whatever the recipe or creation, so long as it contains all the delicious, knee shaking taste that makes us melt, I’m hooked! Add some dark chocolate in the mix and, well, I simply can’t resist.

One treat I’ll never turn down would have to be chocolate cake. There’s nothing better after a long, stressful day, than a warm slice of chocolate cake, washed down with a tall glass of ice cold milk. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it! So imagine if you could have everything you love in cake, without all the guilt associated with it. Too good to be true? Not possible you say? Oh, it’s possible, all thanks to a new Honeyville ingredient – Hazelnut Flour!

That’s right, using our new Hazelnut Flour and a little bit of dark chocolate, we were able to create a sinfully delightful cake that is not only guilt free, but gluten-free as well! You heard me right, this recipe is completely gluten-free, but the best part is you won’t be able to tell by the taste! It’s time for some Chocolate Hazelnut Cake!

1 1/2 cups Honeyville Hazelnut Flour
2/3 cup Sugar (you could also use Stevia)
6 Eggs, separated
1/2 cup Butter
1 cup Cacao Chips

1/2 cup Cacao Chips
1/2 cup Heavy Cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melted Chocolate

In a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter together until full combined and creamy. Remove from stove and allow to cool.

Eggs and Sugar

In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until creamy.

Eggs and Hazelnut Flour

Add hazelnut meal and mix together until combined.

Hazelnut Mixture and Chocolate

Once chocolate is cool, pour over the top and mix together.

Whipped Egg Whites

In a separate bowl beat egg whites until stiff, glossy peaks begin to form.

Egg Whites in Batter

Fold egg whites into cake batter until fully combined.

Cake Batter

Pour batter into a greased cake pan.

Baked Cake

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out cleanly. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then on a cooling rack for an additional 40 minutes.

Whisking Chocolate

While cake is cooling, make your topping. In a sauce pan bring heavy cream to a boil, then drop in cacao chips. Whisk together until mixture is creamy.

Frosting Cake

Pour over the top of the cake, then smooth out with a spatula. Slice and serve.

Slice of Hazelnut Cake

This cake is a jaw-dropping, full flavored chocolate surprise! The rich taste and aroma of hazelnut and chocolate are packed into every slice. The texture is perfect, with just the right amount of smoothness and light and fluffy filling. This is a great summertime cake for barbecues, trips to the beach, or anything else you can imagine. Best of all, no one will know it’s Gluten-Free!

Slice and Cake

Yes, there’s nothing better than guilt free desserts, and this is the perfect cake for that.