April 25, 2009

Hazelnut Loaf Cake from Heaven....

I have made numbers of nut cakes the past years trying to dublicate a cake our local café served in the village that i grew up in... impossible till today... WOW here it is the best nut loaf cake or bundt cake in teh world... so moist and filled with roasted nuts and a slight hint of chocolate...

200 g/ 2 1/3 cups ground Hazelnut (quickly roast in a skillet before using - makes such a difference)(almonds are a good subtitute)
100 g/ 1 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
100 g / 2/3 cups bread crumbs
1/2 tsp Saigon Cinnamon,1 tsp Vanilla sugar, 1/4 tsp ground Cloves (i added a dash Schubecks Arabian sugar mix)
a dash Salt
200 g/1 cup Brown sugar
100 g 1/4 Butter
100 g 1/4 Margarine
2 tbsp Amaretto

Chocolate nougat glaze (melt one bittersweet chocolate + one noisette chocolate bar (100g)

Preheat the oven to 170°C/ 340°F

Roast the hazelnuts, let cool.

Mis flour, bread crumbs, nuts, spices, backing powder, salt.
In a different bowl beat the buter, margarine, sugar.. beat in one egg after the other , add amaretto and spoon by spoonfull the flour mix.

Fill a greased loaf or bundt pan.
Bake for 50 -60 min... make cake test
Chill and glaze or dust with powder sugar....


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