Hazelnut Cake

Serves per slice

Hazelnut Cake

This recipe is completely flour-less and butter-less. But tastes amazing.

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  • 12 ounces hazelnuts, ground
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 5/8 cup white sugar
  • 6 egg whites
  • Choice of icing
  • 1/8 cup chopped hazelnuts, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch pan.
  2. In a small bowl combine the baking powder and the ground hazelnuts.
  3. In a large bowl, whip the egg yolks with the sugar until smooth. Beat in the ground hazelnut mixture.
  4. In another bowl whisk the egg whites until stiff.
  5. Quickly fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the yolk mixture, then add the remaining whites and fold in until combined.
  6. Pour into your prepared pan and bake in 30 to 35 minutes, or until tester comes out clean when inserted in the centre of the cake. Cool on wire rack.
  7. Using your icing of choice, spread it over the top and sides of the cake. Sprinkle chopped hazelnuts on top for decoration.
Recipe Type: Dessert


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Grease and flour a 9 inch baking pan.

In a small bowl combine the ground hazelnuts and baking powder.

In another bowl combine the egg yolks and sugar.

Beat them together well.

Add the ground hazelnuts and mix together well.

In another bowl whip the eggs whites until they are stiff.

Working with one third at a time, fold the egg whites into the hazelnut mixture.

Carefully fold everything together until well mixed.

Pour the mixture into your prepared pan.

Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.  Let it cool before icing with your favorite chocolate frosting.

Finish it off by sprinkling it with chopped nuts.

This cake tastes incredible despite having no flour or butter in the ingredients.  It’s light and fluffy making it perfect for any special occasion.


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