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Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

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
Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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