Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

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Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

This rich decadent chocolate cake smothered in a chocolate hazelnut ganache is heaven in a bite.
Servings 6 portions
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients

For the chocolate hazelnut ganache:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • cup nutella
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 7 oz semi sweet chocolate plus extra for shaving on top for decoration

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350f and grease and line two cake tins.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy then add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt then add one spoonful at a time to the butter mixture and alternate with the sour cream and cooled coffee, starting and ending with the flour.
  • Beat until just combined but do not over mix.
  • Place into the oven to bake for around 25 minutes and until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the centre of the cakes.
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  • Once removed from the oven, allow to cool in the cake tin for ten minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
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To make the chocolate hazelnut ganache:

  • Place the sugar, cream and chocolate into a pan and heat on a low heat until melted and smooth.
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  • Remove from the heat then whisk in the nutella.
  • Place into a bowl, cover and chill in the fridge until you have a consistency that will spread well but is not too runny. Stir occasionally whilst chilling as the outer edges set quicker than the centre of the ganache.

To assemble:

  • Place a small amount of ganache onto a serving plate then place one layer of cake on top. Spread the top of the cake with the ganache then place the second layer on top.
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  • Spread ganache on top and around the edges of the cake and smooth with an offset spatula.
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  • Shave semi sweet chocolate across the top of the cake.
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Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Bark, Chocolate, Quick & Easy

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