Indulge in Rich Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Welcome to my kitchen, where I am about to share with you a recipe that will leave your taste buds wanting more. I am excited to introduce you to my RIDICULOUS Gluten Free CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT Cake Recipe.

Let me tell you, this recipe is the perfect balance of rich chocolate and nutty hazelnut flavors. The best part? It’s completely gluten-free, dairy-free, and oh-so-delicious! You don’t have to give up on indulgence just because of dietary restrictions.

The cake is moist, decadent, and sinfully chocolatey. The addition of hazelnuts makes it unique and memorable. Trust me when I tell you that this cake will become your go-to dessert for any occasion.

This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a low-carb dessert or want to indulge in something sweet without compromising on their health goals. Using hazelnut flour and olive oil, this cake is nutrient-dense and guilt-free.

I guarantee that once you try this chocolate hazelnut cake recipe, you’ll never want to go back to any other chocolate cake recipe. So, preheat your oven and let’s get started on making this irresistible treat!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe


If you’re looking for a cake that’s going to be the star of your next gathering, look no further than this RIDICULOUS Gluten Free CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT Cake recipe. It’s packed with rich chocolate and hazelnut flavors in every bite, and it’s so good, you won’t even believe it’s gluten-free!

What sets this cake apart from all the other chocolate cake recipes out there is its unique mixture of hazelnut meal and Italian chocolate, which results in a dense and moist sponge cake. Trust me when I say that once you try this cake, it will easily become your new favorite dessert to make at home.

Not only is this cake totally gluten free, but it can also easily be made vegan and dairy-free by using olive oil instead of butter and omitting the eggs. And if you’re trying to cut back on carbs, know that hazelnut flour makes for a great substitute for traditional wheat flour.

What’s more? You won’t need any fancy equipment to make this delicious treat. All you need are just two bowls, a whisk and a few basic ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to something special with this classic CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT Cake recipe. It’s perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to dinner parties or just an indulgent sweet treat on a lazy afternoon. So go ahead, give it a try and experience the indulgence of this delectable dessert!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in a slice of heaven with this gluten-free chocolate hazelnut cake
Indulge in a slice of heaven with this gluten-free chocolate hazelnut cake

In this recipe, we are using a combination of gluten-free hazelnut meal and cocoa powder to create a dense, flavorful and satisfying cake. Here is a complete list of the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of gluten-free hazelnut meal
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil

You can get all these items from your local grocery store or organic market. Make sure to check the labels and get high-quality and fresh ingredients for best results.

The Recipe How-To

 Enjoy a guilt-free treat that's free of dairy, gluten, and processed ingredients
Enjoy a guilt-free treat that’s free of dairy, gluten, and processed ingredients

Now that we’ve gone through the ingredient list, let’s dive into the recipe how-to. With this “RIDICULOUS Gluten Free CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT Cake Recipe,” you’ll be a baking pro in no time.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F.

Step 2: Combine Chocolate and Butter

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 1 cup chopped chocolate hazelnut or your favorite chocolate and 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces. Microwave for 30-second intervals until the mixture is completely melted and smooth.

Step 3: Whisk Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 cups hazelnut meal (or finely ground hazelnuts), 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, and 1/4 tsp. salt.

Step 4: Mix Wet Ingredients

In another large mixing bowl, beat together 4 large eggs, 1 cup granulated sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract until light and creamy, for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 5: Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Fold in the dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined. Then add the chocolate-butter mixture and stir well.

Step 6: Transfer batter to prepared pan

Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with olive oil or butter plus line with parchment paper. Pour batter into pan and smooth out top with an offset spatula.

Step 7: Bake

Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step 8: Let Cool & Top

Let it cool on a wire rack for at least an hour before taking it out of the pan. Once the cake has completely cooled, you can dust with some powdered sugar and garnish with chopped hazelnuts if desired.

Voila! Your “RIDICULOUS Gluten Free CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT Cake” is ready to serve.

Don’t be shy to experiment and do variations to create your own version of this fabulous recipe. With these simple instructions, you will have a delicious gluten-free chocolate hazelnut torte that everyone will love.

Substitutions and Variations

 Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This cake is everything you dream of and more
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This cake is everything you dream of and more

Now, let’s talk about some substitutions and variations for this chocolate hazelnut cake recipe. While the recipe is already gluten-free and dairy-free, there are still some tweaks and changes you can make to suit your preferences or dietary restrictions.

If you’re looking for a lower-carb version of this cake, you can replace the 2 cups of hazelnut meal with almond flour or coconut flour. It will provide a slightly different texture and flavor, but still delicious nonetheless.

Vegetarians and vegans can also adapt this recipe by using vegan butter, such as Earth Balance, instead of unsalted butter. And if you’re avoiding eggs, you can substitute them with flax eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water) or applesauce.

For those who love a deep chocolate flavor, you can increase the cocoa powder in the cake batter or add in some melted dark chocolate chips to the mixture. You could also try adding espresso powder or cinnamon for an extra burst of flavor.

If you’re looking to elevate your cake even further, consider making a hazelnut chocolate glaze instead of dusting the top with powdered sugar. To make it, simply melt together 1 cup of your favorite dark chocolate chips with 1/2 cup dairy-free milk (such as almond milk), then stir in 1/2 cup crushed hazelnuts. Pour it on top of the cooled cake and let it set before serving.

Another variation could be topping the cake with Ferrero Rocher chocolates or roasted hazelnuts for an extra crunch.

No matter how you customize it, this ridiculous chocolate hazelnut cake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your guests.

Serving and Pairing

 Impress your friends and family with an incredible homemade cake that's also good for you!
Impress your friends and family with an incredible homemade cake that’s also good for you!

Now that your gluten-free chocolate hazelnut cake is freshly baked and ready to serve, let’s talk about how to present it to your lucky guests.

I love garnishing my chocolate hazelnut cake with a light dusting of powdered sugar and some chopped hazelnuts for extra crunch and nuttiness. You could even use whole hazelnuts to decorate the top of the cake in a circular pattern.

When it comes to pairing this cake, a hot cup of coffee or tea is the perfect accompaniment to cut through the richness of the chocolate and hazelnut flavors. For an indulgent treat, you could even top off your cup with some frothy milk or whipped cream.

Looking for something a little more adventurous? Try serving this cake alongside a glass of tawny port or sherry for a truly decadent experience. The nutty notes in these fortified wines perfectly complement the nutty flavor of the cake.

However you choose to serve and pair your gluten-free chocolate hazelnut cake, one thing is for sure – it’s an indulgent treat that will leave you and your guests feeling satisfied and happy.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Don't let dietary restrictions stop you from enjoying a decadent dessert
Don’t let dietary restrictions stop you from enjoying a decadent dessert

If you want to save some time and bake in advance, this Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cake recipe is perfect for making it ahead of time. You can prepare and bake the cake a day before and store it properly until you want to serve it.

To store the cake, let it sit in room temperature until it cools down completely then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Afterward, you can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also store the cake uncut, which will keep it fresher for longer.

If you plan to make the cake more than 3 days beforehand, you can freeze the cake instead. Wrap tightly with both plastic wrap and aluminum foil or slip it into an airtight bag or container labeled with the date, then place it in your freezer. The cake can be frozen for up to 2 weeks.

When you’re ready to serve the cake, allow it to thaw at room temperature on your kitchen counter for around 1 hour or until defrosted thoroughly.

If you have any leftovers, don’t worry, this Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cake will still taste amazing! You can cover the sliced leftover cake with plastic wrap or store each individual slice in an airtight container before keeping them in your fridge for up to 4 days. Before eating your leftovers you can either bring them back to room temperature or reheat each slice individually by microwaving for about 20 seconds.

Enjoy your heavenly Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cake all over again without having to worry about losing any flavor!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Gluten-free doesn't have to mean taste-free, as proven by this amazing cake
Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean taste-free, as proven by this amazing cake

When it comes to baking, precision and patience are a must! So, I’m here to share with you some of my favorite tips and tricks that will help you achieve the perfect results for this gluten-free Chocolate Hazelnut Cake recipe.

Firstly, it’s important to combine all the dry ingredients together using a whisk, ensuring that you get rid of any lumps. Next, gently mix in the wet ingredients until everything is uniformly incorporated. Avoid over-mixing your batter as it could cause your cake to become dense and heavily textured.

To get your cake perfectly cooked through, make sure you preheat your oven before you start mixing your ingredients. Also, if you’re using a fan-forced oven or an oven that has uneven temperatures, then rotate your cake halfway through baking. It helps distribute heat more evenly and prevents one side from getting too crispy or overbaked.

To ensure that your cake comes out clean and without any residue after baking, apply a light coat of oil or cooking spray on the parchment lining the bottom of your pan before pouring in the batter. Another tip is to allow your oven to cool down slowly by leaving the cake inside the oven for about 10 minutes with the door slightly open. This helps avoid a drastic temperature change that can cause your cake to crackle or collapse.

Finally, let’s talk about frosting! If you’re going for a dairy-free frosting, I recommend using whipped coconut cream instead of buttercream as it’s creamier and adds an earthy flavor to the chocolate hazelnut cake. Also, don’t forget a generous sprinkle of powdered sugar and finely chopped hazelnuts on top for that perfect touch of sweetness.

These tips will help make sure your gluten-free Chocolate Hazelnut Cake not only looks fantastic but tastes amazing every time you make it – making it perfect for birthdays, special occasions or those times when you want to treat yourself simply because “you deserve it!”

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this ridiculous gluten-free chocolate hazelnut cake recipe is a must-try for anyone who wants to indulge in a delicious and healthy treat. This cake is perfect for any occasion, whether you are celebrating a birthday or just want to spoil yourself with a sweet treat.

This flourless chocolate hazelnut cake is not only gluten-free, but it is also dairy-free and refined sugar-free, making it an excellent choice for anyone with dietary restrictions. Plus, the cake’s hazelnut flavor adds a delightful twist that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Whether you’re a vegan, paleo dieter, or simply want to enjoy a low-carb dessert, this chocolate hazelnut cake recipe has got you covered. With its rich chocolate glaze and exquisite Italian chocolate flavor, it’s no wonder why this recipe has become a classic hit with food enthusiasts.

So don’t hesitate to make this cake and share it with your loved ones. Trust me when I say that they will be amazed by its delectable flavors and mouthwatering texture. Thanks for choosing my blog as your go-to source of healthy baking inspiration!



This is not an easy recipe, but it is certainly not hard either. The good news is the baking and prep time are not bad - 20 min prep and 35 minutes baking. The effort is pretty typical for a 'from scratch' cake. But a cake this good? I didn't believe it myself until I had some. Make it...enjoy it.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 564.3 kcal


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (or 3/4 cup)
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • whipped topping (to garnish)


  • preheat oven to 375. Spray entire inside of springform pan with cooking spray.
  • grind 1 1/2 cups of your hazelnuts (you can use a mini chop prep, food processor, even a coffee grinder).
  • cut butter into small pieces and melt butter and chocolate chips in a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water (I simply used my metal mixing bowl from my stand Kitchenaid mixer over a pot of water). Stir occasionally until melted and cool slightly.
  • using same bowl (if you can) beat in sugar and eggs one at a time. Mix for a couple minutes.
  • mix in vanilla and salt, and gradually add your ground hazelnuts. Sift in cocoa and beat another couple minutes.
  • pour into pan and bake for 35 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for 2 hours and then remove side of pan. Move to serving platter and sift powdered sugar over top.
  • serve with whipped cream and the remaining 1/2 cup of chopped hazelnuts.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 132gCalories: 564.3kcalCarbohydrates: 51.9gProtein: 8.8gFat: 39.8gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 129.6mgSodium: 99mgFiber: 4.9gSugar: 44.6g
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