Cakes/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Vegetarian

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

hazelnuts

This is made with ground hazelnuts instead of flour (the same way I would normally use almond flour really) but the hazelnuts just combine so well with the dark chocolate.

Delicious torte

This is made with ground hazelnuts instead of flour (the same way I would normally use almond flour really) but the hazelnuts just combine so well with the dark chocolate.  It’s a rich, tasty dessert that is moist and chocolatey, yet light.    I found it very moreish, and I beg you to try it whilst it is still warm!  I used chocolate with 70% cocoa solids but you could take it down a few levels if you wanted.

Serve with a side of whipped cream and you won’t regret it!

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup butter

1 cup hazelnuts

60g dark chocolate

1/4 tspn salt

1/2 cup erthyritol (or other sugar substitute)

4 eggs, separated

1 tspn vanilla

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No flour, all taste!

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Grease and line a 9 inch  spring form cake pan.
  • Toast the hazelnuts in the oven for 12 minutes.
  • Rub off any loose skins then set aside to cool.
  • Reduce the oven to 170C/325F degrees.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl over simmering water (Bain Marie).
  • Place the hazelnuts, salt and 1/4 cup of the erthyritol in a food processor and grind until finely chopped.
  • Whisk the egg yolks together with 2 tablespoons of the erythritol and the vanilla.
  • Add the chocolate mixture, then add the nut mixture and mix well.
  • Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks with an electric whisk.
  • Add the remaining erythritol and the salt.  Whisk until you have stiff peaks.
  • Add 1/4 of the egg white mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir slowly.
  • Fold the remaining egg whites into the mixture.
  • Pour into the cake tin and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Eat and enjoy!

Serves 6 – 8

Moist, chocolate goodness

Moist, chocolate goodness

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Wendy
    November 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    This sounds so good! I have hazelnut flour on order now. Do you know how much 1 cup of hazelnuts come out to when ground? I really want to try this!

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      November 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      I’m not sure as yet to try grinding my own.

  • Reply
    Lindsay Clayton
    November 3, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Very tasty, thanks!

    • Reply
      Divalicious
      November 3, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Hi Lindsay. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for popping by!

  • Reply
    Katy
    November 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I’m drooling!

  • Reply
    Charisma
    November 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Mm looks soo good and moist!

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