Hello lovelies, if you’ve got the Monday, back to work blues, or just fancy cake, then I have the ultimate solution, my Chocolate Hazelnut Bundt Cake.
This Chocolate Hazelnut Bundt Cake is so beautiful thanks to the Bundt tin moulding and the delicious topping of chocolate and toasted hazelnuts. It is so easy to make and delicious to eat!
Making this cake was only my second attempt at using a Bundt tin. I gotta tell you, I love them!!! The beautiful moulding of the finished cake makes it look way more professional than I could take credit for. I also made sure I used a skewer to check the cake was cooked through (something I never normally do). The only potential problem with using a Bundt tin, is that it’s hard to specify a size, for example if I’m baking a cake in a regular cake tin I can give you it’s dimensions, with a Bundt tin that’s not possible. It’s all curved and moulded, with a hole in the middle!!! Fortunately the tin I used had a 6 cup measurement mark on the outside. So I just kinda winged it with the ingredient quantities and prayed for the best – and it worked!
175g/6oz Caster Sugar
175g/6oz Unsalted Butter – room temp
Pinch of Salt
1tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Large Eggs – free range if poss
100g/4oz Blanched Hazelnuts
100g/4oz Plain White Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
50ml/2fl oz Whole Milk
150g Milk Chocolate – I used Green&Blacks
Method : Preheat oven to 180C/165C fan
Take half of the hazelnuts and process/chop them until they are very fine – similar to ground almonds.
Using a rubber spatula give the cake batter a couple of good stirs to ensure all the ingredients, especially at the bottom of the bowl, are combined.
Place the Bundt tin in the centre of the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. The cake is cooked when an inserted skewer comes out clean.
Once cooked remove the cake from the oven.
Turn the cake out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
Lightly chop the remaining hazelnuts and dry roast them, on a baking sheet for 5 minutes, after removing the cake from the oven. Remove and allow to cool.
To decorate the cake :
Next sprinkle the toasted chopped hazelnuts over the top of the cake. Now all you have to wait for is the chocolate to set – enough time to pop the kettle on, phone a friend and get ready to dive in and enjoy!!
I really am so pleased with this cake, it’s scrumptious and easy – what more could you ask for??
Do you know a way of measuring Bundt Tins??