Indulge in Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake Recipe Today

Dear esteemed readers,

It is with great delight that I present to you one of my all-time favorite desserts – the Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake. This sumptuous cake is perfect for any occasion, whether it be a family get-together, a dinner party or even a quiet evening at home.

There is something truly delightful about the combination of chocolate and hazelnut, and this cake recipe showcases that perfectly. One bite of this delectable confection will transport you to dessert heaven.

As a chef, I have tried and tested a multitude of dessert recipes, but this Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake recipe, in particular, has become one of my most cherished creations. The rich and buttery flavor of the pound cake base is perfectly complemented by the luscious chocolate and nutty hazelnut flavors.

I assure you that this recipe is easy to follow, regardless of whether you are an experienced baker or just starting out in the kitchen. You can make it your own by personalizing it with your favorite garnishes or toppings.

I invite you to give this recipe a try; I guarantee that it will become a firm favorite in your baking repertoire.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake
Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake

My dear readers, I hope this message finds you well. Allow me to introduce you to a recipe that will make your heart sing and your taste buds dance with joy – Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake.

This cake is the epitome of indulgence and luxury, perfect for treating yourself or impressing your guests at a dinner party. Its velvety texture is complemented by the crunchy and nutty flavor of hazelnuts, which will transport you to a world of delight.

Not only is this cake delicious, but also it’s easy to make with simple ingredients that can be found in any household pantry. This recipe calls for chocolate hazelnut spread, which adds an intoxicating depth of flavor that will leave you wanting more.

Imagine tasting the rich and decadent chocolate cake with bits of freshly roasted hazelnuts melting in your mouth – it’s a sensory experience beyond words. And when topped with vanilla whipped cream or drizzled with chocolate glaze, it’ll become even more heavenly.

So why not try this recipe for your next special occasion or even for an everyday sweet treat? With its moist and tender crumb and delightful flavors, this Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake will surely satisfy all your cravings and leave you feeling like royalty.

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven on a plate! 🍰🍫
A slice of heaven on a plate! 🍰🍫

Here is a list of ingredients that you need to gather for making this delectable Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake Recipe:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup hazelnut meal
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup whole hazelnuts, toasted and chopped

For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons coffee creamer

You can find the ingredients in your nearby grocery store or supermarket. You might need to get some of the ingredients, such as Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread, hazelnut meal, and whole hazelnuts from a specialty store.

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready to indulge in chocolatey goodness! 🍫😍
Get ready to indulge in chocolatey goodness! 🍫😍

Now comes the most exciting part, making the Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake! So, dust off your apron, and let me guide you through the recipe instructions.

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 350Β°F (180Β°C).
  2. Take a 10-cup capacity bundt pan and grease it with butter.
  3. Sprinkle some flour over the pan and tap gently.
  4. Roast and peel 6 whole hazelnuts; chop them into small pieces and keep aside.
  5. Melt 200 grams of semisweet chocolate in a microwave or on top of the stove until smooth.
  6. Sift together dry ingredients such as 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup hazelnut flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Mixing

  1. In a large bowl, add 2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature.
  2. Beat the butter with an electric mixer for about two minutes at medium speed.
  3. Gradually add 1 cup of granulated sugar and mix well until creamy.
  4. Add one large egg at a time with continuous beating until well combined.
  5. Now, mix in melted chocolate, followed by 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder until mixed well.
  6. Next, reduce mixer speed to low and slowly beat in dry ingredients (the flour mixture).
  7. Also, add 1/2 cup coffee creamer into the mixture until everything is combined.
  8. Finally, fold in roasted chopped hazelnuts that were kept aside previously into the mixture.

Baking

  1. Pour this hazelnut-filled pound cake batter into a prepared bundt pan.
  2. Bake for about 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. After baking time is up, remove the hazelnut pound cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan.
  4. Once it’s cool, transfer it onto a serving plate or cake stand ready for the Chocolate Glaze.

Chocolate Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt 3/4 cup of unsalted butter.
  2. Add into this melted butter 1/2 cup of Nutella or any chocolate hazelnut spread of your choice.
  3. Mix well to combine them together.
  4. Remove from heat and add in 4 cups of powdered sugar, one cup at a time, making sure to mix well and prevent lumps.
  5. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, continuing to stir until mixture becomes smooth and shiny.
  6. Allow glaze to cool for five minutes before drizzling over the top of the cake.

Now that you know how to make this Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake perfectly, go ahead and impress your guests with a piece of smooth chocolate glaze that sits atop

Substitutions and Variations

 Bite into the perfect blend of hazelnut and chocolate. πŸ˜‹
Bite into the perfect blend of hazelnut and chocolate. πŸ˜‹

My dearest readers, as a true connoisseur of the culinary arts, I understand the need for flexibility when it comes to cooking. Therefore, I have prepared some substitutions and variations for those who may wish to experiment with the recipe or make slight adjustments according to their preferences.

Firstly, if you seek a more prominent nutty flavor in your cake, do not hesitate to substitute one of the cups of all-purpose flour with hazelnut flour or meal. This will enhance the hazelnut flavor of your cake, making it all the more irresistible.

For those who prefer a lighter and fluffier texture, you can substitute one cup of all-purpose flour with cake flour instead. This will result in a lighter and spongier consistency that is sure to delight your senses.

If you wish to incorporate some fruity flavors into this decadent treat, try adding finely chopped figs into the batter before pouring it into the pan. The burst of sweetness from these fruits will provide a delightful contrast to the rich chocolate and nut flavors.

Finally, for those seeking an alternative glaze to finish off their cake, consider replacing chocolate ganache with a Nutella glaze. Simply heat up 1/2 cup Nutella with 1/4 cup heavy cream on medium heat until mixed thoroughly Then drizzle over the top of your Hazelnut Pound Cake.

I hope these suggestions provide some inspiration for you to experiment in the kitchen and make this recipe truly your own. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 Trust me, you won't be able to resist a second serving! 😜
Trust me, you won’t be able to resist a second serving! 😜

Dear readers,

The chocolate hazelnut pound cake is an indulgent treat that you’ll want to savor slowly. Whether it’s for a sweet afternoon tea-time snack or a special occasion dessert, this cake is bound to char and delight your guests with its rich and nutty flavor.

To serve the pound cake, I would recommend slicing it carefully into even pieces using a serrated knife. You can dust each slice with cocoa powder or top it with chocolate chips or whole hazelnuts.

For the perfect pairing, you can serve this decadent cake with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream or coffee creamer. The creamy topping will balance the richness of the cake while adding a light note in flavor. Alternatively, you can serve the pound cake with hot figs or fresh fruit like berries or sliced pears as they add a refreshing touch of tartness.

You can also glaze the cake with Nutella, which is a popular hazelnut spread that will complement the chocolate taste of this pound cake perfectly. For an extra crunch, try garnishing your slices with some chopped hazelnut meal or ground hazelnuts.

This pound cake is more than just dessert; it’s an experience of flavors and textures that are both satisfying and irresistible. Share it with your loved ones, savour every bite and indulge in its heavenly taste.

Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

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Hello, beautiful! 😍 Say hello to my Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake.🍫

Dearest reader, having a recipe that can be made beforehand and stored properly can be a life saver when entertaining guests or simply craving a sweet treat. This delightful chocolate hazelnut pound cake can be made ahead of time and stored for optimal freshness.

If you plan on making this stunning hazelnut pound cake ahead of time, be sure to let it cool completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap. This way, the cake will retain its moisture and remain fresh for up to three days. If you anticipate a longer waiting period before serving, store the wrapped cake in an airtight container and place it in the freezer for up to two months.

When reheating this gorgeous dessert, make sure to remove any plastic wrap and let the frozen cake defrost overnight in the refrigerator. When fully defrosted, warm it up gently in the oven at 350Β°F for roughly 10-15 minutes until it is heated through.

If you have little time on your hands but are craving an indulgent afternoon snack, slice the chilled cake into individual servings and pop each piece into the microwave for a few seconds until warm. Be careful not to overheat it though or else the chocolate glaze may melt away.

In conclusion, storing and reheating this chocolate hazelnut pound cake is very forgiving as long it’s done properly by following these tips. It allows you to enjoy this delectable treat even when your schedule gets hectic.

Tips for Perfect Results

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Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you! πŸ«πŸ‘€

As a chef, I understand how important it is to achieve perfection in every dish I make. So, here are some tips that you need to know to ensure perfect and delicious chocolate hazelnut pound cake every time.

1. Toast those Hazelnuts

Toasting your whole hazelnuts before using them gives the cake that extra depth of flavour and crunch. Simply place the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and bake them in a preheated oven at 350Β°F for about 10-15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

2. Keep Your Ingredients at Room Temperature

Make sure all your ingredients, especially the butter, eggs and sour cream are at room temperature before starting. This will help them mix together smoothly, giving you a uniform texture throughout your chocolate hazelnut pound cake.

3. Don’t Overmix the Batter

When mixing the batter, make sure not to overmix after adding dry ingredients into wet ingredients, as this can toughen the cake’s texture. Mix just until everything is incorporated well enough.

4. Use The Right Pan

Choosing the right pan is imperative when it comes to making a perfect chocolate hazelnut pound cake. A bundt pan works well for most pound cakes including this recipe but feel free to use any other pan that meets your needs. Just make sure it’s greased with butter and coated with flour or cocoa powder.

5. Let it Cool Completely Before Glazing

Make sure your bundt cake is completely cool before pouring on the glaze so that it doesn’t drip off or melt away quickly. Once you spread the glaze let it set for 10 minutes before serving.

With these tips, you’ll be able to whip up this delicious chocolate hazelnut pound cake like a pro every time. Enjoy!

FAQ

As we approach the end of this recipe article, you may still have some lingering questions about this Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake. In this section, I will answer some common questions and concerns that have been asked by those who have attempted to make this cake in the past. So, let’s address these FAQ before we conclude this recipe walkthrough.

What’s the difference between bundt cake and pound cake?

When it comes to cakes, the terms “pound cake” and “bundt cake” are often used interchangeably, although there are some differences between the two. While any cake can be made in a bundt pan, pound cakes are a specific type of cake that is dense in texture and made using equal parts of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. The origins of pound cakes can be traced back to recipes that literally called for a pound of each ingredient, which is how they got their name.

Why is my pound cake not moist?

When the texture of the cake has become too dry, it’s possible that it has been left in the oven for too long. Another reason could be that the ingredients might have been distorted. Maybe, too much flour was added while making the batter or, possibly, but not enough sugar or butter used to keep the cake moist. Adjusting the oven temperature or taking it out earlier next time may do the trick.

What is Elvis Presley pound cake?

I recently discovered that pound cake held a special place in Elvis Presley’s heart. He would often ask for a pound cake baked by his childhood friend, Janelle McComb. The Sterns, who received McComb’s recipe on the 10th anniversary of Elvis’s death, claim that McComb would bake two loaves and bring them to Graceland every Christmas. It’s no secret that Elvis loved his pound cake, and now I’m excited to share this delicious recipe with you.

What causes a pound cake to be gummy?

When preparing a cake, it’s important to avoid overmixing the flour as it leads to gluten activation. This results in a rubbery texture which is unpleasant to eat. The main cause of overmixing is due to incorrect creaming of butter and sugar. It’s crucial to take extra care during this step to ensure that the cake turns out moist and fluffy.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this chocolate hazelnut pound cake is a must-try recipe for anyone with a sweet tooth. The combination of chocolate and hazelnuts creates an indulgent treat that will have your taste buds singing with joy. Not only is this cake delicious, but it also has a beautiful presentation, making it perfect for any special occasion.

While the ingredient list may seem intimidating at first glance, don’t let it deter you from giving this recipe a try. It’s easy to put together and can be customized to fit your preferences or dietary restrictions. Plus, the end result will be well worth the effort.

So gather your ingredients, put on your apron, and get ready to impress your friends and family with this delectable chocolate hazelnut pound cake. I guarantee it will become a staple in your baking repertoire in no time. Enjoy!

Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake
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Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake Recipe

This is a cake recipe I got from a friend in Germany. It is pretty much a chocolate hazelnut pound cake. The cake is not dry and everybody loved it so far. I could imagine that you can substitue the hazelnuts with pecans but I never tried that.
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Keyword < 4 Hours, Beginner Cook, Dessert, Easy, European, For Large Groups, Fruit, German, Inexpensive, Kid-Friendly, Mixer, Nuts, Oven, Potluck, Small Appliance, Sweet, Toddler-Friendly, Winter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories 359.4kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups hazelnuts
  • 1 cup chocolate shavings
  • breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • preaheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  • grease pan and put breadcrumbs (instead of flour) in it.
  • Mix butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl.
  • add eggs one at a time.
  • mix flour and baking powder and add slowly to mixture.
  • add nuts and chocolate.
  • bake for around 70 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 89g | Calories: 359.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.4g | Protein: 6.6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9.1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 159.3mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 14.3g

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