Delicious Chocolate Hazelnut Loaf Recipe

Get ready to indulge your taste buds with this delicious Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut Loaf recipe. This is the perfect treat for anyone who loves the irresistible combination of rich dark chocolate, nutty hazelnuts, and a strong black coffee.

With its moist and fluffy crumb, every slice of this cake is infused with the harmonious blend of chocolate, coffee, and hazelnut flavors. Whether you’re a coffee lover or a chocolate fanatic, this cake will awaken your senses with its heavenly aroma and mouth-watering taste.

As a barista, I’m always on the hunt for new ways to elevate my coffee experience. That’s why I’ve created this recipe to share with you the magic that happens when these three delicious ingredients come together. Trust me – it’s a winning combination that you won’t be able to resist!

Whether you’re hosting a party, bringing dessert to a potluck, or just treating yourself after a long day, this Chocolate Coffee Hazelnut Loaf will hit the spot every time. So grab your apron and let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut Loaf
Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut Loaf

Looking for a recipe that will satisfy your chocolate and coffee cravings? Look no further than this Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut Loaf Recipe! I can personally assure you that you’ll love this recipe because of its delicious and indulgent combination of dark chocolate, strong black coffee, and roasted hazelnuts.

But what makes this recipe truly special is its versatility – you can easily modify and customize it to your taste. Add in some hazelnut spread and make it a Hazelnut-Spread Chocolate Cake or mix-match the recipe to make a classic chocolate cake with coffee-soaked chocolate chunks. You can even add some whiskey for that extra kick!

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also easy to make with simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry. And if baking isn’t usually your thing, trust me when I say that this cake is incredibly forgiving – it doesn’t require any complicated techniques or steps.

So why will you love this recipe? It’s perfect for any occasion – whether you’re looking for the perfect dessert to serve at a dinner party, or simply want a sweet treat to indulge in during those cozy nights in. This Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut Loaf Recipe will have you coming back for seconds – and maybe even thirds!

Ingredient List

 A decadent slice of chocolate, coffee and hazelnut indulgence
A decadent slice of chocolate, coffee and hazelnut indulgence

Ingredient List

To make this epic hazelnut chocolate coffee cake, you will need a variety of ingredients that come together to create a delectable flavor. Here is what you will need:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1 ½ cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon whisky
  • 2 cups purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup strong black coffee, cooled
  • 125g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup hazelnut spread

You will also need the following ingredients for the frosting:

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tablespoon strong black coffee, hot

Garnish with hazelnuts and drizzle with melted dark chocolate.

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in the rich and nutty flavors of this irresistible loaf
Indulge in the rich and nutty flavors of this irresistible loaf

Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Pan

Before anything else, I preheat the oven to 350°F. Meanwhile, I prepare a 9-inch loaf pan by greasing it with butter and lining it with parchment paper.

Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a bowl, I sift together 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, and a pinch of salt. This ensures that there are no lumps in my dry ingredients and my cake will rise evenly.

Beat the Butter and Sugar

Next, I get another bowl and mix 1 stick (½ cup) of unsalted softened butter with ¾ cup of granulated sugar using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. This usually takes about 2-3 minutes on medium speed.

Add the Hazelnut Spread, Whiskey, and Coffee

Afterward, I add in ½ cup of hazelnut spread and mix it again to combine everything. Then, I mix in 1 tablespoon of whiskey to give it a nice aroma.

Lastly, I add 1/3 cup of strong black coffee + 1 tablespoon hot water to bring out the coffee flavor in the cake.

Mix in the Dry Ingredients

I slowly add in half of the sifted dry ingredients into the wet mixture while continuing to beat on low speed. Once incorporated, I pour in half of the remaining coffee mixture before adding in the rest of the dry ingredients. Finally, pour in the remaining coffee mixture into my batter.

Fold in Chocolate Chunks and Hazelnuts

Using a spatula or wooden spoon, I fold in around 1 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate and around 125 g chopped roasted hazelnuts (keep some for toppings).

Bake and Cool the Cake

I pour the batter into the lined pan, spreading it evenly. Then, I sprinkle some chopped chocolate chunks and hazelnuts on top before popping it into the oven for about 50-55 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Once done, I transfer my cake onto a wire rack and leave it to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes.

Substitutions and Variations

 A delicious treat that's perfect for sharing with friends and family
A delicious treat that’s perfect for sharing with friends and family

Don’t let a lack of ingredients prevent you from making this delicious Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut Loaf. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Instead of hazelnuts, you can use almonds or walnuts.

– If you don’t have strong black coffee, you can use instant coffee granules or espresso powder. Just dissolve 1 tablespoon of either in ½ cup of hot water.

– For a mocha hazelnut flavor, add 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder to the cake batter and mix until fully incorporated.

– You can swap out the hazelnut spread with peanut butter or Nutella.

– If you want to make this cake vegan, replace the butter with canola spread and use a vegan-friendly chocolate.

– Mix and match the recipe to your preference. Try adding a layer of hazelnut filling or frosting between the cake layers, or sprinkle some chopped chocolate hazelnuts on top for extra crunch.

Remember to adjust the measurements accordingly if making any substitutions or additions. Experiment and have fun!

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with this scrumptious dessert
Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with this scrumptious dessert

Once this decadent chocolate, coffee & hazelnut loaf is baked and cooled, it’s time to dive in and enjoy every bite. This rich cake is best served warm or at room temperature, and can be paired perfectly with a piping hot cup of coffee or tea.

For an added indulgence, drizzle some mocha hazelnut sauce on top of the cake before slicing and serving. Or, top with some chopped hazelnuts and a sprinkle of cocoa powder for an extra crunch and burst of flavor.

This recipe is versatile enough to be served as a dessert after dinner or as an afternoon treat with friends over coffee. It’s also perfect for special occasions like birthdays or holidays when you want to impress your guests with a crowd-pleasing dessert.

If you want to take things up a notch, try pairing this delicious cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an unbelievably delicious treat that will leave everyone clamoring for more.

No matter how you choose to serve and enjoy this chocolate, coffee & hazelnut loaf recipe, one thing is for sure – your taste buds are in for a treat!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You can't go wrong with the classic combination of chocolate, coffee and hazelnuts
You can’t go wrong with the classic combination of chocolate, coffee and hazelnuts

This Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut Loaf recipe can be made ahead of time and stored for later consumption. Once the loaf has completely cooled down, it’s best to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it at room temperature for up to 3 days.

If you don’t plan on consuming it within 3 days, you can opt to store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. Before eating, bring the loaf back to room temperature before consuming.

If you want to make this recipe even more convenient, you can slice the loaf and freeze individual portions. The sliced portions can be stored in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 2 months. Whenever you crave a slice of this decadent cake, simply remove a portion from the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.

To reheat the entire loaf, wrap it tightly in foil and heat in an oven preheated to 350°F (180°C) for approximately 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can reheat individual slices in the microwave for 20-30 seconds on medium power until they are warmed through.

Whether you enjoy this cake warm or at room temperature, serving as is, drizzled with chocolate sauce, spread with hazelnut spread, or topped with whipped cream; storing and reheating couldn’t be easier with this recipe. Enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A slice of heaven that's as comforting as a warm hug
A slice of heaven that’s as comforting as a warm hug

Now that you’ve got all the ingredients and the recipe on hand, let me share with you some tips that will help you create a perfect Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut Loaf.

Firstly, make sure to chop your chocolate and hazelnuts coarsely. This will give the cake a nice texture and enhance the crunchiness factor. Plus, having larger pieces of chocolate and hazelnuts in your cake will create an irresistible burst of flavors.

Another important tip is to add hot coffee to your cake batter. This will help bring out the chocolate and coffee flavors more intensely. Make sure to use strong black coffee; this will prevent your cake from becoming too sweet.

When it comes to measuring out the ingredients, use a kitchen scale instead of measuring cups. Weighing out your ingredients accurately is crucial in baking, as it can affect the texture and consistency of your baked goods.

While baking this Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut Loaf, keep a close eye on it through the oven door. To prevent over-browning or burning, cover the top of your cake with aluminum foil if needed. Don’t worry if it takes a bit longer than expected to fully bake; just keep checking it every few minutes until it is ready.

Once your cake is baked, let it cool completely before slicing into it. This will allow the flavors to combine properly and result in a more satisfying taste.

Lastly, feel free to mix and match some of the recipe’s ingredients! Swap out dark chocolate for milk chocolate or try using different nuts like pecans or almonds. Get creative with your substitution ideas, but always make sure they complement one another.

By following these helpful tips, you’ll surely be rewarded with a delicious Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut Loaf that is perfect for any coffee or chocolate lover.

Bottom Line

If you’re a fan of coffee, chocolate, and hazelnuts, then this recipe is an absolute must-try. The chocolate-coffee cake base is rich and moist, while the hazelnuts add a satisfying crunch and nutty flavor. Whether you’re making it for a birthday celebration or just a weekend treat, this cake is sure to impress.

In addition to its delicious taste, this recipe offers flexibility in terms of customization. You can easily substitute ingredients or modify the recipe to suit your preferences. And if you’re a vegan or have dietary restrictions, there are options available for you as well.

Overall, this chocolate-coffee-hazelnut loaf recipe is a winner. It’s easy to make, versatile, and downright delicious. So why not give it a try? Your taste buds will thank you.

Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut Loaf

Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut Loaf Recipe

A simple but decadent sounding dessert from bh&g.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Calories 464.6 kcal


  • 300 ml thickened cream, well chilled
  • 1 liter prepared chocolate custard
  • 1/4 cup strong black coffee
  • 125 g roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped


  • 125 g dark chocolate
  • 300 ml thickened cream
  • extra chopped chocolate


  • Beat cream in a bowl until soft peaks form, fold through chocolate custard and coffee using a large metal spoon. Spoon into a large loaf tin, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for several hours.
  • Remove chocolate mixture from the freezer and process with a food processor until thick & creamy. Transfer to a large bowl and fold through hazelnuts using a large metal spoon, cover & freeze again.
  • To make sauce: Break chocolate into pieces and put in a bowl with the cream, stir continuously over simmering hot water until a smooth sauce forms, remove from heat, allow to cool.
  • To serve: Turn loaf out onto a large plate and remove plastic wrap. Sprinkle with chopped chocolate, cut into slices and serve with chocolate sauce.

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Serving: 116gCalories: 464.6kcalCarbohydrates: 10.5gProtein: 6.6gFat: 48.4gSaturated Fat: 24.2gCholesterol: 104.2mgSodium: 33.4mgFiber: 4.7gSugar: 1g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Australian, Dessert, Frozen, Small Appliance
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