Chocolate and hazelnut meringue cake

Chocolate and hazelnut meringue cake

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Ingredients

200 g dark chocolate
120 g butter
70 g sugar
1 pinch salt
3 egg yolks
3 tbsp milk
120 g ground hazelnuts
50 g white flour
½ tsp baking powder
50 g hazelnuts
1 organic orange
3 egg whites
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1 pinch salt
150 g finest sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
a little cocoa powder

Preparation Steps

  1. Chocolate
  2. Place the chocolate in a thin-sided bowl and suspend over a gently simmering bain-marie, ensuring that the bowl does not touch the water. Melt the chocolate and stir until smooth.
  3. Cake mixture
  4. Place the butter in a bowl, beat in the sugar and salt. Whisk in the egg yolks one at a time, continue to mix until the mixture becomes lighter in colour. Stir in the chocolate and milk. Combine the hazelnuts, flour and baking powder, stir into the mixture. Mix in the hazelnuts and orange zest. Transfer the cake mixture to the prepared tin.
  5. To bake
  6. Approx. 10 mins. in the lower half of an oven preheated to 180°C.
  7. Meringue
  8. Beat the egg whites with the vinegar and salt until stiff. Gradually add the sugar, continue to beat until the egg whites turn glossy. Sieve the cocoa powder over the beaten egg whites, mix carefully and spread on top of the cake.
  9. Return to the oven
  10. Bake for approx. 20 mins., remove and allow to cool slightly. Remove the tin frame, slide the cake onto a cooling rack along with the baking paper, leave to cool. Dust with cocoa powder.

Serves

  • 12 persons

Time

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