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Chocolate Hazelnut Torte Recipe

Updated: Apr 27

The Chocolate Hazelnut Torte is a classic dessert that has been enjoyed by people around the world for generations. This delicious cake is known for its rich and indulgent chocolate flavor, and its unique blend of crunchy hazelnuts and silky smooth chocolate ganache. The origins of this dessert can be traced back to Europe, where it was first created in the 19th century. Today, it remains a popular dessert choice for many special occasions.

This recipe for Chocolate Hazelnut Torte is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth while also indulging in a rich and decadent dessert. Here's what you'll need to make it:


  • 1 cup hazelnuts, toasted and finely ground

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 1/2 cup Nutella or other chocolate-hazelnut spread

Kitchen Equipment:

  • 9-inch springform pan

  • Parchment paper

  • Electric mixer

  • Mixing bowls

  • Spatula

  • Whisk

  • Food processor

  • Oven


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ground hazelnuts, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.

  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan. Meanwhile, make the chocolate ganache by heating the heavy cream in a small saucepan until it comes to a simmer. Remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate, stirring until smooth.

  7. Spread the chocolate-hazelnut spread on top of the cooled cake. Pour the chocolate ganache over the top, spreading it evenly with a spatula.

  8. Allow the cake to chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.

Nutrition Information: Calories per serving: 450 Allergy concerns: Contains hazelnuts, eggs, and dairy. Can be made gluten-free by using a gluten-free flour blend.

Spicy level: Not spicy

Healthy alternatives: Can be made with coconut sugar or a sugar substitute. Can be made with almond flour for a lower-carb option. Amazon links:

  • Hazelnuts:

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder:

  • Springform pan:

  • Electric mixer:


  • Food processor:

  • Gluten-free flour blend:

This Chocolate Hazelnut Torte is sure to be a hit at any dessert table. It's rich, indulgent, and packed full of chocolatey flavor. Plus, with the use of hazelnuts, it adds a delicious crunchy texture

that complements the smooth chocolate ganache perfectly. If you're looking for a showstopping dessert that's sure to impress your guests, then this is the recipe for you!

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