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Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Celebration Cake

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In my former life, if you wanted to curry favour with me you would buy me Ferrero Rochers. That chocolate and hazelnut combination just trips my switch and it’s one of my favourite combinations still. It was my birthday recently and I thought what better excuse to pull out the big guns and make a truly spectacular cake?

This recipe is based on an old olive oil cake that I loved making, so I re-invented it, keto-style. I’m not going to lie, there is some effort involved, but LOOK at the end result!

A few notes: I used a combination of almond and hazelnut flours. Don’t be tempted to increase the hazelnut flour though. While the right amount will give it a Nutella-like flavour, too much hazelnut flour would increase the carbs and even give your cake a bitter taste. Also, most of the bitterness comes from the peel so make sure to use hazelnut meal from peeled hazelnuts.

Don’t use extra virgin olive oil, not only is it expensive, the flavour is too strong for this recipe. Use a mild tasting olive oil instead.

Whipping the ganache for the frosting makes it easier to spread and also increases the mass of the ganache, so you don’t need to use as much.

And I know that you’re looking at the serving size and thinking 1/16th of a cake? That’s just a crumb! Nope. I love chocolate and I love cake and I could barely make it through a slice.

This cake is intense and rich and all of the good things in the world, and 1/16th is more than enough. Enjoy!

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Allergy information for Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Celebration Cake

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free


  • Recipe can be made dairy-free or coconut-free.

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs7.3 grams
Protein9.5 grams
Fat51.1 grams
Calories517 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 7%, fat 87%
Total carbs12.9 gramsFiber5.6 gramsSugars4 gramsSaturated fat14.9 gramsSodium110 mg(5% RDA)Magnesium124 mg(31% RDA)Potassium403 mg(20% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 16 servings)