recipes / Warm Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake with Frangelico Cream

by NYC Editor, 01/26/2009

 
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Restaurant: Brasserie

Ingredients

9 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60% cocoa)
12 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 eggs
1 cup packed light brown sugar
¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons Frangelico or other hazelnut liqueur
1 cup finely ground hazelnuts
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter and lightly flour the inside of a 9-inch springform cake pan, wrapping the bottom of the pan with heavy duty aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler, whisking constantly to ensure silky consistency.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine the eggs, brown sugar and ¼ cup of the liqueur. Whisk on high speed until pale and frothy. Slowly add the melted chocolate and whisk until combined. Fold in the hazelnuts and salt.
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared cake pan.
  5. Place the foil-wrapped cake pan in a large roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into the roasting pan to cover halfway up the side of the cake pan, being careful not to get any water inside the cake pan. Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil and bake until a knife inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. Remove the cake pan from the roasting pan and let cool for 5 minutes. Once the cake has cooled slightly, remove the foil from the bottom, run a paring knife around the edge of the cake and remove cake from the pan.
  6. Make the Frangelico cream: Whip the heavy cream until mixture forms medium peaks. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons liqueur and confectioners’ sugar and mix until just combined.
  7. Slice the cake into wedges while still warm and serve with Frangelico whipped cream.

Serves 6

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