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Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau

Gateau (pronounced ga-toe) is the French word for any rich and fancy cake. I think you'll agree that this dense chocolate dessert fits the bill, with just the right amount of sweetness. —Michelle Krzmarzick, Torrance, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup ground hazelnuts, toasted
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Toasted slivered almonds and fresh mint leaves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in 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 cake. Garnish with almonds and mint.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 384 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • Colleen
    Dec 18, 2019

    De licious. I too it with more toasted hazelnuts. It's a winner

  • Mrs. Mickey Adams
    May 12, 2010

    I also made this with black walnuts. AWESOME. My family said to use the walnuts instead of the hazel nuts.

  • faye_100
    Mar 6, 2009

    I just needed a chocolate fix,I wanted somethig different. An this really fit the bill. Definatly will make again

  • Pat1360
    Sep 28, 2008

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