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Hazelnut Flourless Chocolate Cake

Posted on: December 16, 2008

Earlier this year, i made a flourless chocolate cake. I was surprised at how decadent and moist it was and so when i discovered this recipe which has the added bonus of hazelnuts, i knew it was going to be good. What is also good about this recipe is that this cake is best eaten the day after, so you can bake it in advance which leaves you out of the kitchen and plenty of time to mingle with your guests.

My wonderful friend Amanda from Swish & Swanky has asked me to contribute a Christmas dessert for her blog (which you must check out btw, it is filled with all things beautiful). As soon as she asked, i knew it had to be something chocolatey. After all, how can you finish of a huge Christmas feast and not end with chocolate? This recipe would’ve been more perfect if it were a chestnut chocolate cake (you know, Chestnuts roasting on a open fire…) but i’m not really sure how chestnuts would go so hazelnuts it is. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Hazelnut Flourless Chocolate Cake

Hazelnut Flourless Chocolate Cake

Hazelnut Flourless Chocolate Cake

  • 350 grams good quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 185 grams unsalted butter, chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur (i used Frangelico)
  • 1 cup ground hazelnuts


  1. Pre-heat oven to 170C
  2. Line the base and sides of a 22cm springform pan with non-stick baking paper
  3. Place chocolate and butter into a saucepan over low heat and stir until melted
  4. Place eggs, sugar, liqueur and hazelnuts into a bowl and whisk to combine
  5. Add chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth
  6. Spoon mixture into tin and cover with aluminium foil
  7. Bake for 40 mins then remove foil and cool cake in tin then refridgerate until cold


Recipe adapted from Donna Hay – No Time To Cook


4 Responses to "Hazelnut Flourless Chocolate Cake"

This cake looks heavenly! I’m gluten-intolerant so a finding a flourless cake recipe like this is a godsend. Thanks for posting!

Yummy for my tummy! I’m not a sweet-tooth but each time I come on this blog I’m slowly turning.

Those are amazing digiz! Love the way they make the cake look so edible. I want to eat my computer screen!

I am going to try this for Christmas day. Yummo. x

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