Flourless Hazelnut Chocolate Cake recipe

11 Feb

Chinese New Year happened to fall on Valentine’s Day.  This flourless hazelnut chocolate cake recipe is to die for and I’m sure your sweetheart will love you for it, if you baked it for her or him on Valentine’s Day.  This recipe is adapted from The Australian Women’s Weekly magazine.

Recipe after the jump:

Flourless Hazelnut Chocolate Cake Recipe
Serves 8

35g cocoa powder, sifted
80ml hot water
150g dark eating chocolate, melted
150g butter, melted
295g firmly packed brown sugar
100g (1 cup) hazelnut meal
4 eggs, separated
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, extra

1. Preheat over to 180C (160C fan forced). Grease a deep 20cm round spring form pan (I used square spring form). Line the base and side with baking paper.

2. Blend cocoa with water in a large bowl until smooth. Add the chocolate, butter, sugar, hazelnut meal and egg yolks, and stir until combined.

3. Beat egg whites in a small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture in two batches.

4. Pour mixture into pan and bake for about 1 hour. Stand cake in the pan for 15 minutes before loosening side of the pan. Cool on wire rack. Serve dusted with sifted extra cocoa.

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5 Responses to Flourless Hazelnut Chocolate Cake recipe



August 5th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Absolutely yummy! Baked this for a friend’s birthday and he loved it.

I’m a malaysian student studying in aus so a big Thank You madam kwong for all the wonderful recipes. It’s such a blessing to be able to cook the dishes we get back home. Thank you for not holding back your delicious secrets :)



August 9th, 2010 at 7:21 am

Hello Claire,

Thanks for the feedback.


Laila Abdaziz

October 25th, 2010 at 3:29 am

thank you mdm kwong for the lovely recepies.i am so tempted to do it this weekend.



September 20th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Is the butter salted or unsalted ? Can replace the hazelnut meal to almond meal(flourless almond chocolate cake ) ?



September 22nd, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Hi adelinetcl, I used salted butter. You can try almond meal. All the best.

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