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Chocolate Caramel and Hazelnut Torte(cake?)

Posted on April 30, 2009 by in baked goods

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The difference between a cake and a torte is simple! A torte is made with ground nuts, a little flour and lots of eggs, making it rich and dense where as a cake is made with more flour resulting in a lighter cake!

In this case I used my tried and tested Chocolate cake recipe, but after adding all the other interesting flavors, the cake was dense and moist and therefore it could pass as a Torte!

For the Chocolate Cake recipe, click here!!!!

To finish off the cake you will need the following:

– Butter cream frosting – I found this recipe on Joy the Baker’s site …….delicious!!
– hazelnut liqueur
– 1 tin dulche de leche
– 125ml chopped hazelnuts
– 3 packets of chocolate-coated pretzel sticks

After the cakes have cooled down, drizzle with the liqueur. Spread some of the dulche de leche on one cake and top with some of the butter cream. Place the other cake on top and cover the entire cake with the remaining buttercream frosting. Decorate with the pretzel sticks and a fancy ribbon!!!


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24 Responses to “Chocolate Caramel and Hazelnut Torte(cake?)”

  1. mikky 30 April 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    how lovely!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Maryann 30 April 2009 at 1:49 pm #

    That “fence” won’t keep me out! No siree πŸ˜‰

  3. mycookinghut 30 April 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    Looks fantastic!!

  4. Bren 30 April 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    am i absolutely loving this! the 2nd pictures is luscious!
    with some free time on my hands, i’ll make this for my mom.. her b-day is coming up!

  5. Jeanne 30 April 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    Oh Nina, how clever to use the pretzel sticks like this! The cake sounds just divine…

  6. Junglefrog 30 April 2009 at 4:16 pm #

    This is beautiful Nina! I love the pretzel sticks around the cake. Such a great and simple idea and yet so fantastic looking!

  7. Lori Lynn 30 April 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    You are mighty talented Nina!

  8. Pam 30 April 2009 at 5:07 pm #

    You are amazing. I can’t believe how beautiful your cake is.

  9. Fearless Kitchen 30 April 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    What a beautiful cake!

  10. Helene 30 April 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    Torte is such a great dessert. Looks fancy the way you did it. Beautiful!

  11. That Girl 1 May 2009 at 4:26 am #

    I always assumed that torte was just french cakes, since you never see cakes in France.

  12. Dragon 1 May 2009 at 4:49 am #

    This is one gorgeous cake!

  13. Bellini Valli 1 May 2009 at 8:36 am #

    What more can be said about this amazing chocolate treat Nina:D

  14. Jan 1 May 2009 at 2:31 pm #

    Wow that looks amazing!

  15. lisaiscoking 1 May 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    Very pretty! And, it sounds delicious.

  16. Helen 2 May 2009 at 8:02 pm #

    Oh my goodness what a deliciously sinful cake! I love the sticks round the edge, they make it look a bit more special. Good for messy people like me too who can’t ice straight…

  17. Juliana 3 May 2009 at 1:15 am #

    Great looking cake…love the decoration. Looks really yummie.

  18. megan (brooklyn farmhouse) 4 May 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    Holy moley! That looks so super fancy! Wow!

  19. Cynthia 5 May 2009 at 12:19 am #

    I am forever in awe of your talent!

  20. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen 5 May 2009 at 5:40 am #

    That is completely GORGEOUS Nina! I love the decorations, and I echo Cynthia’s comment – and trust me, SHE knows! πŸ˜‰

  21. Nina Timm 5 May 2009 at 10:32 am #

    mikky – thank you!!

    maryann – ha-ha, so funny!

    mycookinghut – thanks for the visit!!

    bren – free time…what that?????I need some desperately!!

    jeanne – I like the saltiness of the pretzel sticks!!!

    junglefrog – it is a nice cake for picking!!

    lori lynn – compared to you…I think not!!Thx for the compliment!!

    pam – I am about to blush!!!

    fearless kitchen – it looks far more complicated than it really is!!

    helene – thank you dear Helene!

    that girl – I really do not care who invented the idea, but it sure is delicious!!!

    dragon – thank you!!

    val – I feel flattered!!

    jan – thanks Jan!!

    lisaiscooking – it definitely was delicious!!!

    helen – damn you found my flaw….straight icing, can’t do it!!!

    juliana – thank you for visiting!!!

    megan – I love your visits!!!

    cynthia – Oh please, you are making me feel embarrassed!!!!

    jenndz – you are too kind!!!

  22. Peter M 6 May 2009 at 9:30 pm #

    Nina, even a moat filled with crocodiles couldn’t keep me away from your torte…awesomeness!

  23. glamah16 6 May 2009 at 10:49 pm #


  24. Sophie 9 May 2009 at 11:17 pm #

    MMMMMM….Nina!! this wonderful tarte looks excellent!! I love all his ingredients!!
    delicious & fab presentation!!

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