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Chocolate and hazelnut cake

Chocolate and hazelnut cake

It is an adaptation of the chocolate cake praline by Pierre Hermé.
If you're a fan of macarons, you've probably heard his name.
Considered a "Picasso of pastry", Pierre Hermé makes the best desserts, reinvents them and always looks for other flavors.
He learned to prepare them at the age of 14, when he began training under the tutelage of another famous pastry chef: Gaston Lenôtre.
If you arrive in Paris, you must step on the threshold of its legendary pastry, where you can find the best croissants and macarons in town.

Hazelnuts are truly a healthy snack, the consumption of which is increasingly recommended by nutritionists to remedy various deficiencies (vitamin E, iron, folic acid).
On its official name Corylus avellana, the hazelnut originates on the European continent, and the consumption of hazelnuts can bring benefits to the body such as:
1. Helps lower cholesterol due to oleic and linoleic acid in the composition. These fatty acids will help you keep your LDL cholesterol under control, and their long-term consumption can prevent cardiovascular problems.
2. Include hazelnuts in your diet for extra fiber! In just 100g of hazelnuts we have 10g of fiber, a third of the recommended daily requirement! A high-fiber diet can prevent colon cancer, help you have a healthy digestion, and keep your blood sugar under control.
3. Fill up on vitamin E with a handful of hazelnuts! They are a good source of vitamin E, bringing 100% of the daily requirement in just 100gr! For healthy and young skin and a body prepared for the cold season, eat foods rich in vitamin E!
4. If you are deficient in minerals and folic acid, supplement your diet with hazelnuts, as they are an exceptional source of all important minerals. In 100g of hazelnuts we find 100% of the daily requirement of copper and manganese and 50% of the requirement of iron and magnesium! Give up unhealthy snacks and choose to eat a mix of hazelnuts, cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame instead. Thus, you will be on the right path in order to obtain a healthy body and you will satisfy various nutritional deficiencies!
5. Hazelnut oil is produced from hazelnuts. Exceptional for cooking, with a unique flavor, it is an ideal alternative to traditional oils (perfect for various sauces or homemade dressings). Hazelnut oil has astringent properties and can also be used as a massage oil or for moisturizing and scrubbing!

  • 100 gr soft butter
  • 80 g of powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 gr flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 25gr cocoa powder
  • 75 gr of milk chocolate with hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons pralines pisate (Praline: Fragrant confectionery product, made from almonds, hazelnuts and caramelized sugar. The pralines can be eaten as candy, can be ground and used as a filling or ingredient for desserts, or can be sprinkled on desserts as a side dish. Dessert specific to the state of Louisiana, USA, made with pecans and brown sugar.)

Glaze and decoration:

  • 100 gr of dark chocolate
  • praline pisate
  • 8-10 caramelized hazelnuts

Servings: 6

Preparation time: less than 60 minutes

RECIPE PREPARATION Chocolate and hazelnut cake:

Rub the butter well with the sugar to obtain a creamy mixture.

Then gradually add the eggs, continuing to mix the yolks, gradually rubbing everything well.

Gradually add cocoa and flour mixed with baking powder.

Put the chocolate pieces with hazelnuts and crushed pralines, stirring gently.

Pour the dough into a cake tin greased with butter.

Bake in the preheated oven at 200 ° C for about 20 minutes, then lower the temperature to 165 ° C and bake for another 20 minutes.

Allow to cool completely.

Prepare caramelized hazelnuts

Plant toothpicks in hazelnuts.

Make a caramel with 4 tablespoons of sugar. Check with a fork, when making threads, threads.

Soak the hazelnuts in the caramel and let them form vertically to form the caramel thread.

You can plant them in a polystyrene box.

Melt 100 g of dark chocolate and pour evenly over the cake (including the edges) to have a fairly homogeneous layer and not too thick.

Sprinkle with crushed pralines and decorate with caramelized hazelnuts.

Put a little in the fridge for the chocolate layer to harden.

Good appetite!!!!

Tips sites


you can replace ground pralines with caramelized and ground hazelnuts

Method of preparation

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