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National Hazelnut Cake Day Recipes For Dessert Lovers

The international popularity of Nutella just goes to show how many people appreciate the divine combination of hazelnuts and chocolate! And to celebrate National Hazelnut Cake Day, we're featuring various recipes with this scrumptious combo. 

First on the list is this chocolate cake recipe from The Naptime Chef. The cake itself is flavored with Kahlua. You get the hazelnut flavor from the rich buttercream and the toasted hazelnuts scattered on top and pressed to the sides of the frosted cake.

Choco Kahlua Cake w/ Salted Choco Hazelnut Buttercream. Courtesy: The Nap Time Chef

Chocolate Kahlua Cake w/ Salted Chocolate Hazelnut Buttercream from The Nap Time Chef
1 ½ cups unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ½ cups superfine sugar
3 teaspoons instant espresso dissolved in ½ cup boiling water
6 eggs
2 tablespoons kahlua
2 tablespoons whole milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
For the Frosting:
12 ounces semisweet chocolate
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate
5 large egg whites
1 ½ cups superfine sugar
1 pinch cream of tartar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons hazelnut extract
1 cup lightly toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped

Choco Kahlua Cake w/ Salted Choco Hazelnut Buttercream. Courtesy: The Nap Time Chef

 Your Cup of Cake has another recipe that marries the richness of chocolate and hazelnut with the comforting and fragrant succulence of banana cake. If you love Nutella, you'll surely adore this recipe as the frosting uses choco-hazelnut spread as a base.

Banana Chocolate Hazelnut Cake. Courtesy: Your Cup Of Cake

Banana Chocolate Hazelnut Cake from Your Cup Of Cake
Ingredients
Banana Cake:
2 boxes white cake mix
6 bananas, ripe and mashed well
6 eggs
1/2 C. oil
1 1/3 C. buttermilk or milk
3/4 C. sour cream
3 tsp vanilla extract
3 tsp. cinnamon
Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting:
1 1/4 C. butter, softened
2/3 C. chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)
1 C. cocoa powder, unsweetened
4-5 C. powdered sugar
3 tsp. vanilla extract
2-4 Tbsp. milk
Chopped Hazelnuts to decorate

Banana Chocolate Hazelnut Cake. Courtesy: Your Cup Of Cake

Not everyone has the time or the patience to bake a cake from scratch. For people who would rather not spend hours in the kitchen for a few bites of choco-hazelnut goodness, this mug cake recipe will do you good. This recipe is also practical if you're making the dessert for less than three people.

The Moistest Mug Cake. Courtesy: Table For Two Blog

The Moistest Mug Cake from Table For Two Blog
Ingredients:
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. granulated sugar (you can add 1 tbsp. more if you like it a bit sweeter)
⅛ tsp. salt
¼ cup + 1 tbsp. milk
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. hazelnut chocolate spread 

The Moistest Mug Cake. Courtesy: Table For Two Blog

Though it's Hazelnut "cake" day, any cookie lover can also celebrate the food holiday by making a batch of choco hazelnut cookies. After all, cookies are direct descendants of cakes. According to food historians, chefs used to test their cake batter by baking a small amount in the oven, resulting in small sweet treats later called cookies. 

Dark Chocolate Chip & Hazelnut Cookies w/ Sea Salt from Life Tastes Like Food
Ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup roasted hazelnuts, half coarsely chopped and half finely chopped
sea salt

Dark Chocolate Chip & Hazelnut Cookies w/ Sea Salt. Courtesy: Life Tastes Like Food

 TIP: Line your baking sheet with a silicone mat to make it easier to take off the cookies from the pan.

Know anyone who loves hazelnut treats? Sharing is CARING! :-)

Dark Chocolate Chip & Hazelnut Cookies w/ Sea Salt. Courtesy: Life Tastes Like Food

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