Flourless chocolate & hazelnut cake

Flourless chocolate & hazelnut cake

Flourless cakes are often enjoyed at Passover celebrations, as they’re free from grains and leavening agents, relying on whipped egg whites to give that elegantly subtle lift. This recipe contains amaretto, but swap it for fresh black coffee if you prefer, adding 1 tbsp caster sugar to the cream.

  • Gluten free

  • Serves12
  • CourseCake
  • Prepare35 mins
  • Cook45 mins
  • Total time1 hr 20 mins
  • Pluscooling


For the cake

  • 250g unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing
  • 250g dark chocolate (70%), roughly chopped
  • 200g roasted chopped hazelnuts
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 3 tbsp amaretto
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting

For the amaretto cream

  • 300ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp amaretto liqueur