Chocolate, coffee and hazelnut cake

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Cooking time
More than 1 hour
Serves
8
Type
Cake
Family
5 stars - based on 2 reviews
Chocolate, coffee and hazelnut cake
Photography: Brett Stevens
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Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 150g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whisky
  • 1 tablespoon strong black coffee
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • ¾ cup (100g) ground hazelnuts
  • cocoa, to dust
  • thick cream, to serve

Preparation method

Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan. Grease and line base of a 20cm springform pan.

Place chocolate, butter, sugar, whisky and coffee in a heatproof bowl. Place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water on low heat. Stir for 4-5 minutes, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.

Whisk in egg yolks, one at a time, until smooth. Fold through ground hazelnuts. Using an electric beater or whisk, beat eggwhites until firm peaks form. Stir 2 tablespoons eggwhite into chocolate mixture. Gently fold in remaining eggwhite.

Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 50 minutes, until firm. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with cocoa and serve with thick cream.
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