Hungarian Flourless Hazelnut Cake

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This cake was traditionally a birthday cake in my friend's home. Her mother is from Hungary and only has this recipe in her head! Now it will be preserved.... Note: hazelnuts may be toasted or untoasted. The skins may be removed or left on.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch 3-layer cake

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces hazelnuts

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 6 egg yolks

  • cup white sugar

  • 6 egg whites

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream

  • cup chopped hazelnuts, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch springform pan. Grind hazelnuts until very fine. Add baking powder and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whip the egg yolks with the sugar until pale yellow in color. Beat in the ground hazelnut mixture.

  3. In a separate CLEAN bowl, with a CLEAN whisk, whip the egg whites until stiff. Quickly fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the yolk mixture, then add the remaining whites and fold in until no streaks remain.

  4. Pour into a 9 inch springform. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 75 minutes, or until top of cake springs back when lightly tapped. Cool on wire rack.

  5. When cake is cool, slice horizontally into 3 layers. Whip the cream until stiff, and spread generously between layers, on top and on the sides of the cake. Sprinkle chopped hazelnuts on top for decoration.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

399 Calories
35g Fat
17g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 269mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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