A light and creamy glaze adorns this lusciouscake. Ground nuts replace quite a bit of the flour in this delightfulconfection.
Recipe: French ChocolateHazelnut Cake
1 (12-ounce) package NESTL TOLLHOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels – divided use 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs, separated 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur or milk 2/3 cup ground toasted hazelnuts or almonds 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 tablespoon water
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Grease and flour 9-inch springform pan.
Microwave 1 cup morsels in medium, microwave-safebowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool to roomtemperature.
Beat 3/4 cup sugar, butter, vanilla extractand salt in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in melted chocolateand egg yolks. Add flour and liqueur; beat until smooth. Stirin hazelnuts. Beat egg whites in small mixer bowl until softpeaks form. Gradually add 2 tablespoons sugar; beat until stiffpeaks form. Fold into chocolate batter. Spread into preparedspringform pan.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out still slightly moist. Coolin pan for 15 minutes. Loosen and remove side of pan. Invertonto wire rack to cool completely.
Heat 3 tablespoons butter, corn syrupand water in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirringconstantly, until mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat.Add remaining morsels; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
Pour 3 tablespoons Glaze into small, heavy-dutyplastic bag. Pour remaining Glaze over cake; spread over topand sides. Allow to set for a few minutes. Cut tiny corner frombag; pipe reserved Glaze over cake.
Makes 10 servings.
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