This mix makes a rich, dark cocoa flavoured cake, which we love to embellish with chopped roasted hazelnuts. The cocoa glaze adds more luxurious chocolate and the crunchy hazelnut praline decoration is the perfect way to finish your creation.
Just add butter (or oil) and milk and some hazelnuts.
TIPS & TRICKS
♥ Best served with a sharp espresso and / or good quality vanilla ice cream!
♥ In this Chocolate Hazelnut cake mix, really the only hazelnut factor provided is the Hazelnut Praline decorations - this means that you can change up the flavour. We love this cake if you leave out the chopped hazelnuts and replace with:
♥ Pecan or brazil nuts (50g) folded through the batter. Follow the same instructions as if you baked with hazelnuts.
♥ Chilli flakes (2 tsp in the cake) folded through the batter. Follow the same instructions as if you baked with hazelnuts. And this cake looks lovely decorated with chilli flakes too!
♥ Raspberries (200g) (fresh or frozen, but not defrosted) dotted into the batter once it is in its tin - note if you add raspberries, you may need to bake your cake for a bit longer than usual. This cake looks lovely decorated with freeze-dried raspberries, if you have some.
♥ If you want to make cupcakes from your Chocolate Hazelnut mix follow these tips:
♥ this mix will make 12 smaller cupcakes and 9 larger cupcakes
♥ chop your hazelnuts even smaller to make cupcakes (and if using berries just use a couple of berries per cupcake)
♥ bake for 30 minutes (slightly less than if you are making a whole cake)
Please remember friends, getting to know your oven is one of the keys to successful baking. Every oven is different, so you may need to bake your cake or cupcakes for a shorter or longer time than stated. Your oven may cook more from the bottom or the top, or be hotter on the left or the right side. Get to know the sweet spot!
♥ If you want to make a larger cake, you can use two Chocolate Hazelnut cake mixes - just make sure you bake each in a separate tin and make your cake a double-layer cake. If you combine two batters in one tin, it will be a challenge to cook the cake the whole way through.