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June 1st is National Hazelnut Cake Day!

June 1

June 1st is National Hazelnut Cake Day! It seems that no matter how much you eat during a meal, there is always more room for dessert. Who doesn’t want Hazelnut cake? Learn how to make them! Just follow the instructions on the links. Let’s get started!

1. CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT CAKE

CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT CAKE

Ingredients:

FOR THE CAKE:
2 cups All-purpose Flour
½ cups Unsweetend Cocoa Powder
1-½ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoons Salt
1 stick Butter, At Room Temperature
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 cup Light Brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs, At Room Temperature
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 cup Lukewarm Water
½ cups Buttermilk

FOR THE CREAM:
8 ounces, weight Mascarpone Cheese, At Room Temperature
¾ cups Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1-¼ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
2-½ cups Nutella, Divided
1-½ cup Chopped Hazelnuts, For Topping

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2. Ferrero Rocher Cake

Ferrero Rocher Cake

Ingredients:

Cake Layers
7 large eggs, room temperature
½ cups sugar, granulated
2 cups finely ground hazelnuts or hazelnut flour
3 Tbsp all purpose flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
3 tsp baking powder

Frosting
300 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
2¼ cups chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
½ cup Nutella

Also
1.5 cup wafers, crushed

Decorating
10 Ferrero Rocher Candies
¾ cups hazelnuts, chopped / or ¾ cups wafers, crushed

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3. Hazelnut Cake with Mocha Frosting

Hazelnut Cake with Mocha Frosting

For the cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts

For the frosting:
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons brewed strong coffee or espresso*
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
chopped toasted hazelnuts, for garnish

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4. Chocolate Butterscotch Hazelnut Cake

Chocolate Butterscotch Hazelnut Cake

Ingredients:

2 cups granulated sugar
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup cocoa powder
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup buttermilk
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon coffee liqueur
1 cup hot water
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
Nutella frosting (recipe follows)
butterscotch sauce (recipe follows)
dark chocolate ganache (recipe follows)
1½ cups roasted hazelnuts, chopped

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Hazelnut latte cake

Ingredients:

For the cakes
100g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
100g bag chopped toasted hazelnuts
300g light brown soft sugar
6 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
1 tsp fine instant coffee powder (see tip)
6 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tbsp cornflour
175g plain flour

For the coffee syrup
50g light brown soft sugar
1 tsp fine instant coffee powder
1 tbsp Frangelico (hazelnut) liqueur, or use Kahlua or Tia Maria

For the frosting and nuts
400g mascarpone
300g hazelnut chocolate spread (Nutella has the best texture for this)
1 tbsp fine instant coffee powder
50g chopped toasted hazelnuts

For the latte topping
150ml pot double cream
4 tsp icing sugar
3 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
1 tbsp fine instant coffee powder, dissolved in 1 tsp boiling water

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