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Italian Hazelnut Cake

Italian Hazelnut Cake

Photo: Pastry Studio


This delicious Italian Hazelnut Cake is simplicity perfected. But don’t mistake simple for dull – it’s anything but. The cake has rich, toasted hazelnut flavours complemented by a generous burst of orange zest.

The traditional Italian hazelnut cake recipes don’t see the use of flour, but this version does. It results in a slightly lighter textured version.

An easy-to-bake cake that’s very versatile too. While lovely all by itself, this hazelnut cake recipe is a perfect canvas for you to add your own flavours.

The recipe suggests many variations including a chocolate, mocha or expresso glaze. Or how about serving with fresh berries, figs baked in honey and balsamic, syrupy peaches or nectarines, poached pears, balsamic cherries, honeyed apricots, caramelized apples or a simple cluster of grapes. How’s that for options.

This Italian Hazelnut Cake is brought to you by the very talented Pastry Studio.

Italian Hazelnut Cake Recipe
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp + ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup plus ¼ cup toasted hazelnuts, divided
  • 4 oz (8 Tblspn) butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • zest of 1 small orange
  • ¼ cup milk at room temperature
  1. For the full recipe go here: Italian Hazelnut Cake Recipe.

Happy baking!

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One Response to Italian Hazelnut Cake

  1. Abhinav Sharma at #

    Hi, i am The Lead Cake designer at

    we operate out of gurgaon, india, i had made this recipe for one of our very loyal customer,

    it was his wife’s birthday and he needed something special so we made this Hazelnut cake for him in heart shape. those guys loved it. thank you for putting this online. thanks again.

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