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Hazelnut and Coffee Cake

Hazelnut and Coffee Cake

A Perfect Choice for Every Occasion

This hazelnut and coffee cake is the perfect union of the sweetness of toasted hazelnuts and the rich aroma of coffee. Ideal for celebrations, get-togethers or simply as an end-of-meal dessert, this cake is sure to please all guests.

Rich Composition, Simple Preparation

With whole hazelnuts, sugar, eggs and a touch of coffee, this recipe transforms classic ingredients into a delectable culinary masterpiece. The soft texture of the cake, enhanced by a creamy icing, guarantees satisfaction in every bite.

Preparation Guide for Guaranteed Results

Despite its rich flavor and sophisticated look, this cake is surprisingly easy to make. The recipe's clear instructions take you from start to finish, from grinding the hazelnuts to finishing with the coffee glaze, making success easy even for those new to baking.

Summary
🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 30 minutes
🍳 Cooking time 20-30 minutes
⏲️ Total time 50-60 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level AVERAGE
🍽️ Servings 6-8
🔥 Calories (approximate) 350 per serving

Ingredients
  • 200g whole hazelnuts (50g reserved for decoration)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbsp. heaping tablespoons of flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of rum (optional)
Ingredients for the frosting
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground coffee
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup whipping cream (35%)

Instructions
  1. Preparation of the base:

  2. Preparation of the icing:



Frequently Asked Questions about Hazelnut Coffee Cake

Q: What type of coffee is recommended for icing this cake?

A: It is preferable to use quality, finely ground coffee for filter coffee makers. Fine ground coffee provides more complete dissolution and more integrated flavor into the frosting, unlike instant coffee which can alter the texture and taste. Using espresso coffee is also a great alternative to intensify the coffee flavor in the cake. Make sure the espresso is also finely ground and adjust the amount according to your preference for coffee strength.

Q: Can this cake be made in advance?

A: Absolutely, you can make the cake a day in advance. Keep it in the refrigerator without the frosting, then apply the frosting before serving to keep the texture and freshness of the cake.

Q: What additional decorations can be added to beautify this cake?

A: For an additional decorative touch, you can sprinkle the top of the cake with a little cocoa powder, add chocolate shavings, or even a few chocolate coffee beans for an aesthetic and taste contrast.

Q: Can hazelnuts be substituted for other types of nuts?

A: Yes, although hazelnuts offer a unique flavor, you can use crushed almonds, pecans or macadamia nuts as alternatives. Each of these options will bring a different but equally delicious note to the cake.

Q: How long can this cake be kept and how should it be stored?

A: Hazelnut Coffee Cake will keep for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to a week in the refrigerator. It should be stored in an airtight container to maintain its freshness. Avoid leaving it in the open air to prevent drying out.

Q: Is there a gluten-free alternative for this cake?

A: For a gluten-free version, you can replace the wheat flour with almond flour or another gluten-free flour that is suitable for baking. Be sure to check that all other ingredients are gluten-free.

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