National Hazelnut Cake Day is enthusiastically Celebrated on June 1, annually. This is the day to spend time in kitchen preparing some Hazelnut Cakes. All the foodies enjoy different flavors and recipes of extra-delicious, tasty and mouthwatering Hazelnut Cake. The most liked flavors consists Chocolate Hazelnut Cake, Flour-less Hazelnut Cake and Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Cake etc. The common ingredients in all these recipes are obviously “Hazelnuts” and “Chocolate”.
Hazelnuts are often known as Filberts. They grow up and pollinate in the mid of winter season and are harvested in the spring after the nuts start to fall off the trees. They are somewhat sweet in flavor which makes them a perfect fit for baking. There are more than one hundred different types of Hazelnuts around the world. Roughly 70 percent of Hazelnuts are produced in Turkey. In the USA , ninety-five percent of Hazelnuts are grown in Oregon. Hazelnuts are among the finest Organic source of Protein , Vitamin E , Dietary-Fibers, and anti-oxidants. Hazelnut flavor tastes superb when used with Chocolate. That’s why Nutella is so well-liked everywhere across the planet.
History of National Hazelnut Cake Day
According to our study, we couldn’t determine the actual person or the exact date in which National Hazelnut Cake Day was initiated. The concept of the reason behind the name “Filbert” is the fact that it is derived from St. Philibert, a 7th century Frankish abbot. The first commercial Filbert orchard in Oregon State was Dorris Ranch in Springfield.
How to Bake a Hazelnut Cake
There are as many methods to bake a Hazelnuts cake as many are the flavors and recipes. I will discuss two Easy Hazelnut Cake Recipes below.
Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Cake
Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Cake is one of the best desserts to enjoy on National Hazelnut Cake Day. It is baked with Flour which is easily available and richly nutritious. Delicious Nutella Paste, extra-tasty Ferrero Rocher Chocolates and finishing of Hazelnuts will make this cake a true mouthwatering treat for the Party.
Ingredients for Cake
- 260-gram Butter
- 260-gram sugar
- 6 Egg Yolks
- 230-gram flour
- 30-gram cacao Powder
- 2 tablespoon baking Powder
- 160-gram Ground Hazelnuts
- 6 Egg Whites
Ingredients for Buttercream
- 300-gram Sugar
- 200 ml water
- 5 Eggs
- 500-grams butter
- 3 tablespoon Hazelnut Butter
- 2 tablespoon jam
Ingredients for Decoration
- 100 grams roughly chopped Hazelnuts
- Ferrero Rocher
Chop the butter in and whisk it. Now add sugar bit by bit and 6 Egg yolks, one egg yolk at a time and keep on whisking. Mix Baking Powder and Flour, and gradually add the mixture in the butter (three tablespoons at a time) And keep whisking and mixing. Now gradually add Ground Hazelnuts, one tablespoon at a time, to the batter and whisk it. Now Add Cacao powder and whisk it.
Now whisk 6 egg whites in another bowl until they become foamy. Now add six tablespoons of whisked egg whites to the batter and mix it. Now add the remaining whisked egg whites to the batter and mix it completely.
Divide the batter equally between three pans of a 10-inch baking tray. Cook each pan for 10 minutes at 180 degrees. In the meantime, prepare buttercream for the cake.
Whisk 500-gram butter, 300-gram sugar, and 5 eggs same way as previously for cake. Now add 3 tablespoons Hazelnut Butter and whisk again till it gets mixed completely. Now add 2 tablespoons of water in 2 tablespoons of jam and microwave for 20 seconds.
Spread the jam and then the buttercream on one cake. Now place the other cake on that and apply jam and buttercream on it in the same way. Now put the third cake and apply jam on it (not buttercream). Now cover up the sides of cake with the buttercream uniformly.
Spread the Nutella at the top of the cake. Now apply chopped Hazelnuts on the sides of the cake evenly. Now make some flower-like design from the buttercream and place Ferrero Rocher on each flower. Your delicious and nutritious Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Cake is ready now.
Flour-less Hazelnut Cake
A Deep Dark Chocolate Cake is the wonderful treat to enjoy any special occasion. This is unique since it doesn’t need any flour to be baked. It depends on ground almond, which not only makes it Gluten free but also leads to a rich and moist finish. Shiny Chocolate glaze and a topping of toasted Hazelnuts will make this cake a true mouthwatering and delicious items at the dinner party.
Ingredients for Cake
- 250-gram finely chopped Dark Chocolates
- 125-gram diced butter
- 150-gram sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 100-gram ground almonds
- 6 egg yolks
- 6 egg whites
Ingredients for Chocolate Glaze
- 100-gram of nice quality dark Chocolate
- 30=gram butter
- 50-gram of sifted icing sugar.
- 75 ml of double cream
- 75-gram toasted and roughly chopped Hazelnuts
Preheat microwave oven at 180 degrees Celsius. Melt the Chocolate and butter in a food bowl by slightly heating it. Making use of steam to heat up the bowl containing Chocolate, would be a more suitable method. Now mix sugar, vanilla extracts, and ground almond. Now add 6 egg yolks, one at a time, and mix it after each addition until you have a thick batter. (Make sure that the batter was cooled down before adding egg yolks.)
Whisk 6 egg whites in a second food bowl until they turn out to be foamy. Now add up six tablespoons of whisked egg whites to the batter and blend it. Now add the leftover whisked egg whites to the batter and mix it thoroughly.
Empty the Chocolate batter in the pan, and put it in the oven for 35 minutes until it becomes firm with a wobble. Remove the cake from the oven and let it be cool on a wire rack. Melt the Chocolate and butter in a bowl of simmering water, or just by slight heating. As soon as the Chocolate is melted, remove from the heat, and whisk in the icing sugar and cream. Allow to cool until mixture becomes thick enough to stay on the cake. Pour the Chocolate paste on the baked cake and sprinkle it with Hazelnuts. Your delicious, tasty and mouthwatering Flour-less, Deep Dark Chocolate Cake is ready to be served.
How to Celebrate National Hazelnut Cake Day
So, how are you going to celebrate National Hazelnut Cake Day today? Well, if you want to celebrate without making much effort, then the best option is to visit any nearby bakery . You may find a bakery which has already baked an appetizing Hazelnut Cake for you. Try out a piece, in case you have never experienced it before, or simply grab the whole treat if you know you are likely to enjoy it. If you buy the whole cake you will definitely be able to rejoice with your folks and relatives too.
But if you are unable to select one at a bakery, or possibly prefer preparing at home, then have a look at the recipes of Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Cake and of Flour-less Hazelnut Cake above and start out your celebration. Feel free to make modifications if you feel you can make the recipe a bit better. Try both recipes to check which taste you enjoy most. I am sure it will be much difficult to tell which one tastes better. Share it with your loved ones, and wish them “Happy National Hazelnut Cake Day”.