Hazelnut Toscakake

Hazelnut Toscakake
March 15, 2017 Christopher Mohs

Also known as almond cake, this is a twist on a traditional favorite using Hazelnuts instead of almonds.



  • 4 Extra Large Eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup Butter


  • 2/3 cup Hazelnuts (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 tablespoon All-Purpose Flour


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. For the cake, melt butter and set aside to cool.  Whisk the eggs and sugar together until light yellow and fluffy.  Add the flour and melted butter and until just combined.  Pour the batter into a spring form pan lined with parchment paper and bake for about 45 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a tooth pick or wooden skewer into the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. If batter sticks, bake for an additional 5 minutes and test again.

When done, remove the cake from the oven, but leave in the spring form pan. For the topping, place all topping ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Once a boil is achieved, immediately pour the mixture onto the cake and spread evenly across the top. Return the cake to the oven and continue baking, only using the top heat if possible until it looks golden brown and nice. About 5-10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing from the spring form pan. Enjoy!