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Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

6 servings

Most cake recipes feed a crowd. So we came up with this elegant little cake that serves six. That's enough for two…with just the right amount of leftovers! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Chocolate Hazelnut Torte Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee, room temperature
  • FROSTING:
  • 7 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • Optional: Chocolate curls and hazelnuts

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream and coffee. Beat just until combined.
  2. Pour into 2 greased and floured 6-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a small saucepan, melt chocolate with cream and sugar over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat; whisk in Nutella. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until frosting reaches spreading consistency, stirring occasionally.
  4. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Garnish with chocolate curls and hazelnuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 768 calories, 45g fat (25g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 89g carbohydrate (66g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.

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