Kato's Chocolate Hazelnut Delight Torte

Kato's Chocolate Hazelnut Delight Torte Recipe

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Baby Kato


his is the cake that I request for my birthday. It's so good, definitely worth the extra effort. I hope you enjoy.

This cake is best if made the day before and allowed to chill over night.

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8 - 12
1 Hr
30 Min


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(18 ounce) box dark chocolate cake mix
1/2 c
chocolate, bittersweet, grated
1 Tbsp
espresso, fine grind
1 1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
4 c
icing sugar
4 oz
bittersweet chocolate, melted
2 Tbsp
instant coffee, dissolved in
1 Tbsp
boiling water
2 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 c
hazelnut-flavored liqueur, frangelica
1 c
hazelnuts, toasted, sliced
1/8 c
hazelnuts, ground

How to Make Kato's Chocolate Hazelnut Delight Torte


  • 1Cake - Preheat oven using temperature on box mix.
  • 2Grease and flour two round 9" cake pans.
  • 3Mix cake as directed on back of package.
  • 4Gently add the grated bittersweet chocolate and the ground espresso to the prepared cake mixture, then pour into pans and bake.
  • 5Cool cakes completely on wire racks.
  • 6Slice each cake layer into two even layers.
  • 7Butter cream Icing - Beat the butter until it is light and fluffy, then add the icing sugar slowly, until well blended.
  • 8Divide the butter cream icing into four bowls equally.
  • 9In #1 bowl add the melted chocolate to the icing, in
  • 10#2 bowl add the coffee liquid to the icing and in #3 & #4 bowls add 1 tbsp vanilla to both bowls of icing.
  • 11To assemble the cake, place first cake layer.
    on plate.
  • 12Sprinkle cake with 2 tbsp of Frangelica and spread chocolate butter cream onto cake.
  • 13Top cake with second cake layer, sprinkle cake with 2 tbsps of frangelica and spread vanilla buttercream onto cake.
  • 14Top cake with third cake layer, sprinkle cake with 2 tbsp of Frangelica and spread coffee butter cream onto cake.
  • 15Top cake with fourth cake layer, sprinkle cake with remaining Frangelica and spread vanilla butter cream onto top and sides of cake.
  • 16Press the sliced hazelnuts into the sides of the cake and garnish the top with the ground hazelnuts.
  • 17Chill cake in fridge for several hours. Chilling gives time for the magic to happen.
  • 18One hour before serving remove cake from fridge and allow to slowly come to room temperature.

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About Kato's Chocolate Hazelnut Delight Torte

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Birthday Cake

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