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Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

photo of a slice of Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte on a plate

When searching for hazelnut recipes a while back, I came across this recipe for a flourless chocolate hazelnut torte on Sugarlaws that looked decadent.  It’s been on my to-do list for a while and I finally had some time to make it this weekend.

photo of a Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

The cake was really easy to put together. This was my first attempt to make a flourless cake and I kept thinking I was missing something when I was done with the batter.  It felt weird to not add flour.

close-up photo of a Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with a slice removed

The cake was really rich.  It tasted a lot like brownies.  I couldn’t taste any hazelnuts though because the chocolate taste was so strong.

photo of a Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with a slice cut out



Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

Servings: 1 (9-inch) torte
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This torte is so easy to make and has a rich chocolate flavor.


  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp raw hazelnuts
  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate 60% - 70% cacoa
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter an 9-inch tart dish or cake pan and line with aluminum foil.
  • Toast the hazelnuts in the oven or in a nonstick sauté pan on medium heat for 5 minutes. Cool for a few minutes, then place the nuts in a food processor and pulse until the nuts become powder, with a flour-like texture. (I used ground hazelnuts so I skipped this step)
  • Break the chocolate into pieces, and microwave it with the butter for 1 minute on high. Stir it — if the chocolate is not melted or close, repeat. Once everything is melted, stir in the cocoa powder.
  • Mix together the sugars, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl until blended. Add the hazelnut powder and chocolate/butter mixture and fold them into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into a 9-inch round pan and bake for about 25 minutes (a toothpick inserted into the cake will come out with wet crumbs). Cool to room temperature on a rack.


Recipe adapted from Sugarlaws

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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photo of a slice of torte

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3 comments on “Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte”

  1. cool recipe – just in time for valentines day!

  2. Chocolate is always great for vday!

  3. Easter desert?

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