Hazelnuts or walnuts are traditionally used for this chocolaty nut cake, or a mixture. You don't need any baking powder. It's a cake associated with lots of tradition in our family.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan.

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  • Cream margarine and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until well combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  • Mix flour, cornstarch, hazelnuts, and cocoa powder in a separate bowl and quickly mix into the margarine mixture. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely before dusting with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

512 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 51.4g 17% DV; fat 33g 51% DV; cholesterol 65.5mg 22% DV; sodium 289.6mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2020
I made this cake twice, one day apart, exactly as the recipe states. It is delicious, and had a wonderful nutty texture and hazelnut flavor. I am giving it four stars because both times I baked it, it was not done at one hour. The first one fooled me with the toothpick test and when I removed it from the pan, it was like a lava cake! Hence my making it a second time . And yes, the second time was baked through, and took 1 hour 15 at 350. It is a delightful cake! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2019
This cake is tastes like fluffy nutella. Yum. It puffs up a lot even though there isn t any baking powder. Light and delicious it goes very well with tea or coffee. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2020
I made this cake twice, one day apart, exactly as the recipe states. It is delicious, and had a wonderful nutty texture and hazelnut flavor. I am giving it four stars because both times I baked it, it was not done at one hour. The first one fooled me with the toothpick test and when I removed it from the pan, it was like a lava cake! Hence my making it a second time . And yes, the second time was baked through, and took 1 hour 15 at 350. It is a delightful cake! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Read More
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