Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hazelnut Torte


Today is my dear Hubby's Birthday and I am sure he will enjoy a piece of birthday cake.
Happy Birthday Tony and may God bless you as much as you have blessed me!
(EVEN BIGGER THEN THAT....)

This is a blender recipe, very quick and easy. I like those kind of recipes, don't you?
This recipe comes from my home church, Sargent Ave cook book, submitted by Anna Epp.
As usual I changed it up a bit, but will post the original and then tell you what I did.
I didn't use the Mocha filling, instead I filled with with Nutella Whipped Cream....
are you drooling yet? Why not fill it with both.
Cake:
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour (if you changed it to rice flour it is gluten free)
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup Hazelnut filberts (mine were flaked)
  1. In a blender put eggs, sugar and beat on low speed until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Add flour, baking powder and nuts.
  3. When thoroughly blended pour into two 8 inch greased cake pans.
  4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes (they do not rise very much)
  5. When cake has cooled for 10 minutes, remove from pan
  6. When cooled completely slice each cake in half to give for layers, or you may leave as is.
  7. Fill with Mocha filling and whipped cream or with the Nutella whipped cream
Mocha Filling:
  • 2tbsp. soft butter, creamed
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp. strong hot coffee
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  1. Cream butter with icing sugar, coffee cocoa and vanilla.
  2. Spread between layers using filling and 1 cup sweetened whipped cream.
  3. Decorate with more whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Nutella Whipped Cream:
  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • Nutella to taste about 1/2 cup
  1. Whip the cream with the Nutella
  2. Fill the cake
  3. Decorate with more whipped cream and nuts or chocolate
If you choose to decorate the cake with the Nutella cream you would need to put in a whipping cream stabilizer like Dr. Oetker's Whip It. Other wise it is too soft and just mounds, which is fine but it holds its shape better with the stabilizer in it, if you want to make rosettes or something fancy like that.

20 comments:

  1. This will be perfect for my daughters bday cake, she loves Nutella! Is the cake batter flour quantity correct...2 tbsp??
    Thanks and blessings,
    Niki

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  2. If it were not right after breakfast,I would want a piece right now.YUMMY!!!
    Blessings,Ruth

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  3. Happy Birthday to your hubby! This torte sounds perfect for the rainy day! I'm sure it smells divine!

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  4. Mmmmmm....that looks so delicious!
    Happy birthday to your hubby - I'm sure he (& others) will enjoy!

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  5. That looks delicous! Yumm! Happy birthday to your hubby :)

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  6. This is a great b'day cake Char!
    Happy Birthday wishes to Tony from us! Tell him that hubby sang happy birthday to him!

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  7. A piece of that cake would suit me just fine! Happy Birthday, Tony.

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  8. Happy birthday to your beloved.

    This cake looks divine. Filberts are among my favorite nuts so this recipe is especially appealing to me.

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  9. Nuttella whipped cream? YOWZA!! What a great birthday cake. Happy Birthday to your hubby.

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  10. Well. ..by now Tony will have had his fair share of that cake.. and I'm still waiting for the phone call and finish what ever is on that plate.

    Happy Birthday Tony.

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  11. Happy Birthday Tony. Char...you know the way to your hubby's heart. Looks like a very yummy cake. Kathy

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  12. This sounds amazing! I can't wait for an occasion to try it! Thanks!

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  13. This was for many, many years - when I still baked - my favorite recipe. The recipe was in the booklet that came with my Oster blender - a wedding gift. This cake lends itself to so many variations! It is superb! One can plate a small serving of plain cake and put a dollop of the filling on the side, garnished with toasted hazelnuts! Sometimes I used apricot jam thinned with a splash of liqueur and spread that between the two layers and then used the mocha frosting to decorate the outside. Oh, it is a most wonderful cake and always got rave reviews!! So good to see it's still being enjoyed!

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  14. I also have injoyed this recipe for years, here is a variation for the filling

    Mocha Filling:
    1 1/2 cup Wipping cream
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 tbsp instant coffee
    1/3 tsp coccoa
    2 tsp vanilla

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  15. is there a substitute for Nutella? I have never bought it and would like to use something on hand. woudl it work to use peanut butter and some cocoa?

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  16. Hi Lorrie,
    Rather than blending peanut butter with whipped cream I would us the mocha filling option.

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