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This is my grandmas delicious and fluffy hazelnut cake recipe. It´s the best and it reminds me on my childhood. This cake is super easy to make and full of healthy hazelnuts. Its a simple and easy cake recipe but so delicious.
This hazelnut cake recipe is:
- with nuts
- great for birthdays
If you like you can dust the cake with powdered sugar or you can cover the cake with a chocolate ganache. Like this nut chocolate cake.
Hazelnut cake recipe
150 g / 2/3cup of soft vegetable butter
210 g / 1,5 cups ground hazelnuts
210 g /1.5 cups all purpose flour
1 pack. / 15 g baking powder
100 g / 1/2 cup of sugar
125 ml / 1/2 cups of milk or oat milK
3 eggs Medium size or egg substitute
1 loaf pan 20 cm
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Lay out or grease a loaf pan with baking paper.
Beat butter with sugar for a few minutes with the hand mixer very creamy.
Then gradually add the eggs and always add the next to the butter mixture, if the previous one is thoroughly mixed.
Mix flour, hazelnuts and baking powder. Add the milk and the flour mix to the butter mixture and mix well but don´t over mix.
Put in the form and bake for 60 minutes. Cake is ready until the top is brown and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean
Allow the cake to cool and cover with powdered sugar before serving.
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Fluffy Hazelnut Cake
- baking form 20 cm
- 150 g of soft vegetable butter 2/3 cup
- 210 g ground hazelnuts 1.5 cups
- 210 g all purpose flour 1.5 cups
- 1 pack. 15 g baking powder
- 100 g of sugar 1/2 cup
- 125 ml of milk or oat milK 1/2 cup
- 3 eggs Medium size or egg substitute
- Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
- Lay out or grease a springform pan with baking paper.
- Beat butter with sugar for a few minutes with the hand mixer very creamy.
- Then gradually add the eggs and always add the next to the butter mixture, if the previous one is thoroughly mixed.
- Mix flour, hazelnuts and baking powder. Add the milk and the flour mix to the butter mixture and mix well but don´t over mix.
- Put in the form and bake for 60 minutes. Cake is ready until the top is brown and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean
- Allow the cake to cool and cover with powdered sugar before serving.
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Thank you for the yummy recipe. My husband couldn’t stop eating it 🙂
I will definitely save this recipe for a long time
Awe Sonia, thank you so so much for your great feedback!!
Hi do I need to reduce the time of baking if I am baking a smaller size cake ?
yes you can check the cake after 30 minutes. Make a toothpick sample before removing the cake from the oven.
When do we add the milk?
see in the recipe. Instruction number 5.
Is it possible to make this into cupcakes rather than a cake? If so what alterations do you think would be necessary?
I think I should be work 🙂 and you can use 6 cupcakes.
Thank you for the delicious recipe 🙂
Could you please send me the ingredients in cups please
Thanks in advance
I added the cups in the recipe.
I hope you like the cake.
Hi what if i reduced the amount of nuts by 100 grms? Doni have to do any adjustment with the flour.
Hi, If you reduce 100 g nuts you must use 65 g more flour. That should work. 🙂
Hi,do we use raw hazelnuts? Do we need to peel them?roast them?I look forward to try your recipe..hope to get an answer soon.
Hi, you can use raw hazelnuts or you roast and peel them.
Enjoy it 🙂
So we can use them with the skin?
Yes you can use it with skin.
Hey, I can’t wait to try this cake!
What sugar do you use? Granulated or caster sugar?
I use granulated sugar.
Thank you, This gives me a good way to use our hazelnuts from the garden. I feel it needs a little bit more sugar for my taste buds.
Could this be made as a decorated birthday cake or is it more a “loaf”??? Thanks
Hi Debbie, yes it must work too.
Hi just to confirm – do we use 3.5 tsp of baking powder?
Hi, yes that’s correct. In Germany we use 1 packets baking powder that’s 3 1/2 tsp. But I think it will work with 3 tsp too.
Can I use regular butter instead of vegetable butter?
Hi, yes you can use regular butter. 🙂
By vegetable butter do you mean shortening, like Crisco?
Hi, yes you can use ALL-VEGETABLE SHORTENING BAKING STICKS by crisco. 🙂
can i use a 7 inch round cake pan?
Yes, it is almost the same volume.
can i substitute all purpose flour with cake flour?
yes I think it must work too.
What an amazing cake! It taste like crunch ferrero roche or even better💚💚💚
Awe thank you so much!! You made my day.
All the best
Can we use whole wheat flour to make this cake?
yes If you like, but you need 10 % more liquid.
I was searching for a Hazelnut cake like my Oma made for me in 1969. I found your recipe and saw it was your Oma’s so I made it. It was exactly like I remembered and brought me back to her kitchen in Munich. I and all my family loved it. I covered it with a ganache as she did. Perfection! Thank you so much!.
awe thank you so much. So nice to hear that.
Hi, can I use flax eggs instead of chicken eggs?
you can try it with flax egg, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar and 1/2 tsp baking soda.
Let me know if you try it.
Hi, can i substitute butter for sunflower oil? If so same do i use same amount? Thank you
Hi Hannah, yes you can use sunflower oil but you need only 120 ml.
Greetings Kathrin 🙂
Hi there, if the cake has come out dry do i just add extra milk into the mix? Thank you.
yes you can add a bit more milk.
Hi Monique –
Thanks for this recipe. I used it as a base and adapted slightly – making it gluten free, adding some chopped soft dried apricots and poppy seeds, using olive oil instead of butter. It’s lovely – thanks so much! Helen.
Made this cake last night, only change I made was to add 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Perfect cake to have with tea. If you leave some of the hazelnuts more coarsely ground it makes the cake a little crunchy inside- highly recommend!