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Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau

 Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau
Gateau (pronounces ga-tow) is the French word for any rich and fancy cake. I think you'll agree this dense chocolate dessert has just the right amount of sweetness. —Michelle Krzmarzick, Torrance, California
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup ground hazelnuts, toasted
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • Toasted slivered almonds and fresh mint leaves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg yolks, melted chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour and
  • salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk,
  • beating well after each addition. Stir in the hazelnuts.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; carefully
  • fold into batter. Spread into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place
  • pan on a baking sheet.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of
  • pan. Cool completely.
  • In a saucepan, bring the butter, corn syrup and water to a boil;
  • stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Add the chocolate chips;
  • stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Spread over top and
  • sides of gateau. Garnish with almonds and mint. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece (calculated without almonds and mint leaves)equals)384 calories, 25 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.