How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees; butter a 9-inch springform pan.
  • In a large bowl (preferably metal), whisk the egg whites and salt until stiff. In another bowl, cream the butter and Nutella, then add the rum, egg yolks, and ground hazelnuts. Fold in melted chocolate.
  • Add a blob of beaten egg whites to the chocolate batter, and mix gently until well-combined. Fold in the remaining whites, one-third at a time, very gently but thorougly. Pour into springform and bake for 40 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting tester, which should come out mostly clean;
  • lightly pressing finger into top to check for a slight bouncing-back; and observing edges beginning to separate from pan. Let cool completely, in pan, on a rack.
  • Toast the hazelnuts in a dry skillet, shaking them around frequently. Do it for about 5 minutes, or until they are lightly browned, then let cool completely. If hazelnuts came with skins on, put them in a towel after toasting and rub around; this will remove most of the skins, if you are diligent. (You can use chopped hazelnuts if you're feeling lazy like me)
  • Chop chocolate, and add to sauce pan with cream and rum over medium-low heat. Once chocolate is melted and components are combined, whisk until mixture reaches desired thickness, then cool. Remove rim of cake pan and pour cooled ganache over, spreading lightly to create a smooth, shiny surface, and apply hazelnuts all over. Let the ganache settle and meld with the top of the cake (resting at least an hour), then enjoy a big wedge with coffee.

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    " It was excellent "
    trackwidow ate it and said...
    I love Nutella, I will be making this one for sure!
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  • fearlesskitchen 15 years ago
    I'm pretty sure that I can find a good use for this.... Thank you!
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  • jett2whit 15 years ago
    I have always wanted to try Nutella but I guess it is something I don't need at the time...Some day soon I'll try this. Bookmarked for later. Jett
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Me too, Nutella is soooooooo good, I have a recipe similar to this one and it is a good cake. Great post. Thanks for sharing.
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  • pleclare 15 years ago
    I love Nutella,will have to try! Thanks.............Pat
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