Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake


Failed massively the first few chocolate cakes I baked, thankfully, the first ever almond brownie turned out pretty decent. Perhaps because brownies are easier to make compared to chocolate cakes, for me, I tend to fumble with folding the flour into the cake mixture by over-folding, so much so cake becomes over-dense. Certainly my supportive friends didn't mind eating, I sincerely appreciated their feedback and then made this chocolate cake. A small piece I sampled, the rest as usual by the friends. Honestly, they loved this soft-moist with tad-bit of crunch from the hazelnut cake. Well, was not a major accomplished but one which put a smile on my face.

Ingredients
1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup all purpose/plain flour 
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs - lightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp oil
70g crushed/powdered hazelnuts
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
Method
Sift flour, cocoa and baking soda
Combine sugar and hazelnut inside.
Mix eggs, oil, buttermilk and vanilla.
Just whisked together. 
Add flour mixture into the egg-oil mixture.
Gently fold ensuring there's no lump. 
Tip cake mixture into a greased baking pan.
Bake on preheated oven at 170C for 50 mins or until cake is cooked.
Cool it down and cut into pieces.
(Optional: dust some icing sugar on top before cutting)
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35 comments:

  1. wow... looks super soft... u seem to be like me - i keep making things, taste a bit, keep part for the family and the rest i bring for my colleagues... :)

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  2. they look so so beautiful! :) And the taste must be awesome for sure.. :)

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  3. like third click nava.. it is loaded with choco flavors :)

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  4. so tempting.. Can u send me some parcel Nava?

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  5. wow...very moist and tender cake....I too do not like deco...my ckes are always without icing!!! I love this Hazelnut flavor...Must try!!!

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  6. Choco and hazelnut both are my fav ! Your cake looks perfect and delicious !

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  7. delicious cake and love to share it with someone its a very good idea.

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  8. Nice! Is there anything that you can't cook? You seems to be able to cook all kind of cuisine and bake too!

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  9. Who would say no to this chocolate hazel nut cake?

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  10. fantastic cake...love the combo-choco and hazelnuts...nice presentation

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  11. Wow the cake looks awesome!! love the way u do all the work and others get to eat it :))Wish u were my colleague.

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  12. Yum! Hazelnuts, vanilla and chocolate are a great combination!

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  13. looks yummy...will make for my kid..thanks for sharing :)

    my recent one :http://www.indianbeautyforever.com/2013/09/mac-satin-lipstick-rebel-review-with.html

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  14. I am also a person who decorates the cakes less.I like to make simple cakes and yours look so exotic and temptig

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  15. Very tempting Nava.. I never say no to chocolate.. Love chocolate and hazelnut combo.. Super moist soft cake.. You have perfectly baked it..

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  16. Beautiful cake...I like the idea of hazelnut and the deep color of this chocolate cake...yum!
    Hope you are having a great week Nava :D

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  17. wow Nava, cake looks super fab and moist...

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  18. delicious cake with choc and hazelnut...lovely presentation...

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  19. That is my favourite chocolate-nut combination! Love the way the cake looks..nutty yet moist from the buttermilk. This cake would not need any icing or decorations...it is so gorgeous by itself.

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  20. Looks chocolatey good. Love the idea of adding crushed hazelnuts. Must be very moist.

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  21. Cake looks soft, moist and delicious.

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  22. Wish I was your colleague :-) Cake looks so moist

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  23. Rich and moist...love the look of your cake!

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  24. simplicity rocks. I too love to mix cakes in bowl, reminds me of my childhood when mom used to prepare cake without any gadgets:)
    that is a beautiful cake. looks super moist and coffee best frnd

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  25. We don't get hazelnuts easily here. I have tried a similar cake with almonds and I can imagine how good this cake must be.

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  26. Chocolate and Hazelnut ! lovely combo Nava !the cake looks wonderful ! and I'm surprised that u just used a wooden spoon for mixing :) and I too kind of concentrate on the flavor than on the deco !

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  27. Delicious and mouth watering cake.One of my favourites too.

    Aysha
    http://ashsdelicacies.blogspot.ca/

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  28. Awesome cake and adding hazelnut powder must have given a nice crunch and taste to the cake.also loved the fact that it uses less oil.

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  29. These look simple and amazing Nava, Very excited to try this recipe. Bookmarked it!

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  30. this will be yummy with a glass of cold milk!

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