Rich Italian Nutty Cake

Its got what every chocoholic dreams of … the perfect crackling exterior, the soft squidgy intensely chocolaty interior with just the right amount of nuts and hint of alcohol … take a bite of this cake and you can feel it melt away on your tongue, satisfying you to the very core … there is never such a thing as too much chocolate … I think this must be the food of God !

I’ve been away for long, and i couldn’t think of a better way to get back to my baking/blogging than this absolutely rich, flour-less and butter-less chocolate cake. I have a lot of catching up to do, but until then i leave you with this cake, see if you can resist it πŸ™‚

Plain flour to dust
A wee bit of butter to grease the baking tin
125 gms hazelnuts
100 gms walnuts
225 gms blanched and peeled almonds
225 gms good quality dark chocolate (70%)
50 ml Amaretto
50 ml Tia Maria
2 Tablespoons black coffee
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp milk
220 gms caster sugar
5 large eggs – separated

Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and dust with flour a 24″ cake tin, and line the bottom with greaseproof paper. Place the hazelnuts and walnuts on a baking tray and lightly toast them. Let them cool. While the nuts are baking pulse the almonds and chocolate in a food processor until the consistence of breadcrumbs. Transfer to a large bow and stir in the Tia Maria, Amaretto, milk, coffee, cinnamon, and half the sugar. Add the egg yolks one at a time mixing well. Now take the walnuts and hazelnuts and blitz them coarsely in the food processor and add it to the cake mixture and mix well. in another clean bowl, whicsk te egg whites till stiff and then add the rest of the sugar and beat till shiny. Now very slowly fold in the whites spoon by spoon, without knocking out too much air. Pour into baking tin and bake in middle shelf for 1 hr or skewer comes out clean. Serve with a dollop of mascarpone or rich vanilla ice cream or just some good ole coffee/dessert wine !

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I would love this. Looks so moist and yummy delicious.
I would even love to have a double portion πŸ˜‰

It looks fantastic and hyper luscious! Great shot!



oh looks so moist. just what i love!

Awww Kate, this hazelnut torte is my family favorite. This recipe of yours sounds intriguing. Never made it with amaretto, and walnut. So I’ll be testing on this one.

Wow back with a bang… Love the cake. Oh to my goodness it is not carring flour and butter…. I want to dive into this lavish cake right now….. HMMMMMMMMMM

You made my day. I’m drooling looking at your cake. Beautiful!


This cake resembles a lavish brownie torte–yum–what could be better than that??

The color of the cake is fab, Lovely click!

Looks delicious and so moist…I can’t believe there’s no flour or butter in this! Happy to see you back Kate!

This flourless cake is a friggin dream! Maybe it’s the chocolate, your beautiful blog, or the music? But everytime I come back here, it feels like a beautiful paaaaarty! Can I spend the night, Kate?? πŸ˜€

This cake sounds wonderful. Perfect for Valentine’s Day:)
You must have fed a crowd with this one. Special occasion?
(I sent you an e-mail with an India related question, I’m not sure you got it.)

I am trying to resist this very, very hard, yes I am! πŸ™‚ I have actually promised myself not to eat any chocolate this January. It was my New Year’s resolution, but this cake is somehing I will certainly keep in mind for later! Chocolate and nuts and cinnamon and Amaretto!! Just the perfect cake in my book! πŸ™‚


mmm..a good diet food?? or no?? I love to taste it anyway πŸ™‚ nice new home kate πŸ™‚

yea for chocolate! especially when it looks this good!


Yes, it is to die for…no butter or flour? Ok, I need to get my conversions out πŸ™‚ At the moment, I want to eat it out of my screen πŸ˜›

It is wonderful to have you back! I really like flourless chocolate cake!


That cakes looks wonderful, and as i can’t have wheat in my diet it is just the thing. Tnank you!


where have u been?? Is everything well?? Great looking cake!

I confess. I do not like chocolate (I know!) LOL. The only thing I get a craving for at least once a year a an excellent moist slice of chocolate cake and this one that you have made seem to fit the bill. Now, how did I get a slice?

Oh, doesn’t that look delightfully decadent and rich? Welcome back Kate! πŸ™‚

Hmmm…absolutely sinful and delicious! Nice way to get back in groove πŸ™‚ And the soundtrack is really nice.


The cake looks amaazing, Kate! I love the hazelnut and chocolate combination. Actually, I love the chocolate with anything combo.:-D

amazing . trulu decadent πŸ™‚



my kinda sounds, luv it, n that cake……….blissful

this looks sooo decadent!

This look too good to resist!

OMG! I just cant get enough of your site!This looks really good!

Almost looks like a brownie…

This is my kind of cake! Brava!

The cake looks amazing. My husband and mine 4 months anniversary is coming up real soon, and im totally going to bake it for him. Thank you!



πŸ™‚ hope you like it. Congratulations to you both .


Looks super yum!!
A lovely blog!!!

What is better that moist chocolate cake with sugar less american coffee? Just the other day i was telling someone at work about this combination, and now i find this moist chocolate cake recipe. An on the “healthy” side of this chocolate cake almonds and walnuts are super healthy foods. Hey i found my excuse!

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