How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  • Generously grease 8 inch cake pans
  • Cut 3 rounds of waxed paper to line the bottom of each pan, and generously grease the waxed paper.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat the egg whites with the salt and cream of tartar.
  • Slowly add the sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Divide the egg whites among the three pan, and smooth the tops with a spatula.
  • Place in the oven and immediately decrease the heat to 275°F.
  • Bake until the meringue is hard but not brown, about 1 hour.
  • In a food processor, grind the nuts with 1 tablespoon of the sugar until you have a fine meal.
  • Combine the chocolate, espresso, Kahlua, and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in a heatproof bowl and melt together.
  • Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  • Pour the cream into a large chilled bowl, and whip with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold the melted chocolate blend into the whipped cream, and then fold in half of the ground nuts.
  • To assemble the cake, carefully peel the paper from the bottom of each meringue.
  • Set one round on a serving platter.
  • With a spatula, spread one third of the cream over the top.
  • Cover with a second round, and repeat the procedure.
  • Top with the third round, and spread with the remaining cream, spreading it over and around the sides of the cake.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining ground hazelnuts.
  • Refrigerate for no more than 3 hours before serving

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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    I drooled when I saw this cake. I have got to eat some of it so I will be baking this soon. Thanks for sharing it. Brianna
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  • jo_jo_ba 6 years ago
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 380.0
    Total Fat: 28.6 g
    Cholesterol: 54.3 mg
    Sodium: 42.8 mg
    Total Carbs: 31.5 g
    Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
    Protein: 5.7 g
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  • berry 6 years ago
    Oh my... if recipe is like picture... This is delicious!
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  • mbe 6 years ago
    awsome. I love dacquoise so this is right up my alley! Thanks!
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  • jess 6 years ago
    This sounds like a great cake to try out. I'm bookmarking this one.
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