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Chocolate Hazelnut Cake on a serving tray

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Course Cake
Cuisine American, Russian
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 349kcal



  • Prepare the chocolate sponge cake for the recipe, link for the sponge cake is provided above. Slice the cake into two even pieces.
    Cake sponge cut horizontally
  • Toast hazelnuts in an oven for about 10 minutes at 350F.
    Hazelnuts on a baking pan
  • Combine together dulce de leche (cooked condensed milk), cream cheese, butter and nutella. Whisk together in a blender until it's perfectly smooth.
    Butter, cream cheese, nutella and dulce de leche all placed into a large mixing bowl
  • To have a nicely clean plate, cover the sides with foil. Place the first layer and apply an even amount of cream to it.
    cream in a mixing bowl
  • Apply an even amount of hazelnuts on to each layer of cream.
    2 layers of cake; each layer with cake covered in cream and hazelnuts spread on top of the cream
  • Cover the cake with the remaining cream. Leave it refrigerating while you prepare the next step.
    Cream spread on the top and sides of the cake
  • Heat whipping cream to a boil. Pour it over chocolate chips, let it sit for a few minutes and stir to combine. Continue stirring until the mixture is completely smooth. Let it cool to a room temperature.
    Chocolate chips and hot whipping cream whisked together
  • Using a pastry or a zip lock bag, pipe the edge of the cake with chocolate, letting the drizzles go down the sides. Pipe some onto the middle and spread with a spatula.
    Chocolate mixture pipped with a ziploc bag over the top of the cream covered cake
  • Sprinkle some hazelnuts on the edges of the cake and place it in a refrigerator overnight or at least for several hours.
    Chocolate Hazelnut Cake on a serving tray


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.2mg