Chocolate and Cake. Are there any two things that go better together than these? The rich, sweet taste of cocoa-infused deliciousness, combined with that light, fluffy, sponge-like treat sooth our souls and melt in our mouths! Really, how could we ever survive without chocolate cake?
Now, imagine if you will, a thick, rich slice of dark chocolate cake, topped with the perfect, creamy layer of dark chocolate frosting, sliced up and ready for your enjoyment. Oh the taste, oh the pleasure! But what you can’t see is the mouth-watering, celiac-friendly secret ingredient that not only gives this cake a delicious extra flavor, but makes the whole thing completely gluten-free! That’s right, this cake is made with our amazing Hazelnut Flour! Are you ready for a slice now? Grab your apron, it’s time to bake up some Hazelnut Chocolate Cake!
1 1/4 cup Cacao Chips
2/3 cup Heavy Cream
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a sauce pan melt butter and cacao chips over low heat until a creamy, rich-colored chocolate sauce appears. Remove from heat.
In a medium bowl, add egg yolks and sugar and beat until thick and creamy. Add chocolate sauce and hazelnut flour and beat until fully combined.
In a separate bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks begin to form.
Add egg whites to batter and fold in until fully combined.
Pour batter into an 8″ circular cake pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 60 minutes. Remove, and allow to cool in a pan for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool on a wire rack.
While cake is cooling, make icing by melting cacao chips and heavy cream in sauce pan until a thick icing forms.
Pour icing over top of cake, evenly distributing with a spatula, then allow to stand 10 minutes to set up before slicing and serving.
This cake is a soul-satisfying experience! The rich taste of dark chocolate, combined with the amazing aroma, texture, and taste of hazelnut make this cake simply mouth-watering and an experience you can’t pass up! Best of all, it’s gluten-free, so this cake can be enjoyed by most every friend and family member out there!
There’s no better combination than chocolate and cake, and thanks to this cake, you can enjoy that combination all day long!