Sunday, July 08, 2007

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Ingredients for cake:

150 gm. Butter
120 gm. sugar
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
125 gm. cake flour
15 gm. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
30 gm. Orange juice
1/2 orange zest
75 gm. toasted hazelnuts - chopped

Ganache for pouring onto cake:

150 gm. bittersweet chocolate
100 gm. whipping cream
10 gm. butter


(1) Cream butter and sugar till creamy. Add egg one at a time till batter is smooth and light.
(2) Fold in flour, salt and baking powder with a spatula until well combined. Then add in orange juice, orange zest and toasted hazelnuts.
(3) Pour batter into 7" to 8" heart shape pan and bake at 175C for about 45 mins. or till cooked.
(4) Cool the cake on cooling rack till completely cooled.
(5) Pour Ganache on top and place some white chocolate shavings on top. Chill in the fridge till ganache sets.

Note: For Ganache, double-boil whipping cream then pour onto chocolate and stir till smooth. Add in butter and stir till well combined.


dl1069 said...

Hi Aunty

Wow, the cake looks gorgeous and the frosting looks yummy!! Can I please please have the recipe? Thank you so much. Diane

p.s I have been trying your recipes and I'm very happy that all turned out really well.....Thanks again

yochana said...

Hi dl1069

thanks for the compliments. Will try to post if possible.


Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

I also love this cake very much. Really wish you can post the receipe.

Thanks A Lot


bluecrystal said...

Wah! This one is va-va-voom!

tingmin said...

hello aunty! its tingmin here, thanks so much for cakes!! i hope you are well... sorry i took so long to msg u!!!

ForeverFriend said...

Aunt Yochana, the cake looks so lovely and yummy. Do share the recipe. Would love to try it. Thanks.

Anonymous said...


Really really hope aunty can post this recipe.....looks so yummy...i'm sure my mum will love this cake!
:) thank you your cakes~~~~~~~~~~


yochana said...

Hi tingmin,

I'm so glad when your parents came. I was most happy to push all my bakes to your parents and siblings. Hope they enjoy it.

Study hard and see ya soon.


Bae said...

hi aunty

your cake so so delicious until my tummy is calling.

can share the frosting recipe?? will the frosting harden when put it in the fridge??


yochana said...

Hi Bae

It will set but not so hard..You can get this recipe from Alex Goh's latest book : Fruity Cakes.


Bae said...

hi aunty,

thank you very much for the info. will try and look for the book


catwhisper said...

Dear Aunty,

All your cakes look Yummy and pretty deco. I tried few of your recipe and it turn out well really love it. U are so great and generous with all your recipe.

I have Q here. Omelete and Sponge gel are they the same?

I would be glad if you could post the recipe for white chocolate whisper cake i like the name and its looks Yummy too.

Thnx again, hope to rcv ur reply soon


yochana said...

Hi catwhisper,

ovalette and sp gel are both cake stablizer and both function the same way.


Ashley's Daddy & Mummy said...

Auntie Yo

good day. I am planning to bake this choc cake to surprise my hubby on his bday next Wed. But what brand of 'bittersweet choc' did you use and where can I buy them? Is it in powder form? Also, how did you manage to remove the cake from the pan so nicely? How to add the lines pattern to the sides of the cake? Can you advise as I'm new to baking. Thanks!

yochana said...

Hi ashley's mummy and daddy,

I used a comb scrapper to get the lines on the side. Most baking utensil shops sell this. As for the removal of cake from the tin. After removing cake from the oven, leave it on the table for at least 5 mins , loosen the side with a knife and then turn it over onto a cooling rack.

Chocolates comes in many forms. Blocks, button or chips. Anyone will still melt. It's just the quality that yields a good flavour cake. Try Varlhorna if it's not too expensive to splash on your cake or for a cheaper good chocolate, try Carma from sun lik. Mrs. Wong sells carma.


Janice said...

Dear Aunty

Can I use Walnut instead of Hazelnut here? Do I really have to use orange zest? Can I opt it out?


yochana said...

Hi janice,

You can change to your desire but don't change the flour , eggs and sugar.


elaine said...

Hi Aunty,
I am elaine, I just baked this and it was only like one and a half inch high.
Can i know what went wrong with mine?

Carmen Wing said...

Hi Aunty! Baked the cake and it turned out perfectly and it was well approved by my friends :) Thank you so much!