Chocolate n Hazelnut Tea Cake

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This is a very rich, moist and chocolatey tea cake. We do not have to use a lot of leavening agents here.

Ingredients:-

  1. All purpose flour – 1.5 c
  2. Baking powder – 1/4 tsp
  3. Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1/3 c
  4. Salt – a pinch
  5. Butter ( at room temp.) – 180g
  6. Caster sugar – 1.5 c
  7. Eggs – 4, large
  8. Vanilla essence – 1.5 tsp
  9. Melted dark chocolate (60%) – 1/4 c
  10. Whole milk – 1/4 c
  11. Toasted and crushed hazelnuts – 3/4 c
  12. Chopped semi sweet chocolate – 1/2 c

Method:-

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Sift together the plain flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder.
  3. Beat the butter for 3 minutes with a hand mixer till creamy. Add the caster sugar in 3 additions and beat well after each addition. Beat well for a good 10 minutes.
  4. Beat in 4 eggs ,one by one and the vanilla essence.
  5. Stir in the melted dark chocolate.
  6. Fold in the sifted flour mixture alternated with the whole milk.
  7. Finally fold in the nuts and chopped chocolate.
  8. Pour batter into a prepared 2 lb loaf tin.
  9. Bake at 180C for 45 – 50 minutes.
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