Who can resist an easy chocolate cake recipe. This German flourless chocolate cake can be baked in a loaf tin or a baking sheet. Delicious with hazelnuts and a chocolate topping, your friends and family will love this chocolate cake. I often use it for kids parties and decorate the top with gummi bears and smarties.
180g ground hazelnuts
150g dark chocolate
150g soft butter
70g powder sugar
1 dessert spoon vanilla sugar
8 egg yolks
100g biscuit crumbs
1 dessert spoon baking powder
8 egg whites
butter for the baking form
150g dark chocolate
80ml condensed milk
1 dessert spoon honey
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C. Sprinkle the hazelnuts over a baking tray and roast in the middle of the oven for 5-10 minutes until golden brown on all sides. Remove from oven and leave to cool. Do not switch the oven off!
Chop the chocolate roughly and melt in a bowl over boiling water.
Mix the butter, 30g powder sugar and vanilla sugar in a bowl with a handmixer until creamy. Add the egg yolks a little at a time, stirring well after each addition. Beat until light and creamy. Stir in the melted chocolate.
Mix the roasted nuts in a bowl with the biscuit crumbs and baking powder. Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until creamy. Sprinkle the remaining powder sugar into the egg white mixture and then beat until stiff.
Add the nut mixture and the egg white mixture alternately to the chocolate mixture stiring after each addition.
Grease the loaf tin or baking sheet with butter and line with baking paper. Pour on the chocolate mass and bake near the bottom of the oven for 40-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Finely chop the chocolate for the topping into a bowl. Add the condensed milk and honey and melt over hot water. Using a baking brush, brush the melted chocolate over the cake and leave to harden.
When ready to serve, slice into squares if baked in a baking sheet or slices if baked in a loaf tin.
Enjoy my easy chocolate cake recipe with some whipped cream or just as it is.
Zachary - USA
Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!
How To Make Vanilla SugarMake your own vanilla sugar to use in German cakes, cookies and German dessert recipes.