Recipe

Raspberry hazelnut cake

The Weekly's Top 10 cakes - Number 3

  • 1 hr 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 1
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Ingredients

  • 250 gram butter, softened
  • 2 cup (440 grams) caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup (150 grams) plain flour
  • 1/2 (75 grams) self-raising flour
  • 1 cup (110 grams) hazelnut meal
  • 2/3 cup (160 grams) sour cream
  • 300 gram fresh or frozen raspberries
  • fresh raspberries, extra, for serving
Mascarpone cream
  • 1 cup (250 grams) mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup (40 grams) icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoon hazelnut liqueur
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (75 grams) roasted hazelnuts, chopped finely

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a deep 22cm-round cake pan; line base and sides with baking paper.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; add the eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined between additions. (The mixture will curdle at this stage, but will come together later.)
  • 3
    Transfer mixture to a large bowl; stir in sifted flours, hazelnut meal and sour cream. Fold in raspberries and spread mixture into pan.
  • 4
    Bake about 1 hour 30 minutes. Stand cake in pan 10 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.
  • 5
    To make mascarpone crea: combine mascarpone, icing sugar, liqueur and sour cream in a medium bowl. Stir until smooth; stir in nuts.
  • 6
    Place cold cake on a serving plate.
  • 7
    Spread cake all over with mascarpone cream. Top and serve with extra fresh raspberries, if desired.

Notes

If using frozen raspberries, don't thaw them; frozen berries are less likely to bleed into the cake mixture.

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