Rich chocolate and Hazelnut Torte

Easy hazelnut recipes

Make the most of crunchy hazelnuts with our bakes, desserts and savoury recipes like salads and starters

Want to use up a bag of hazelnuts? Looking for some easy bakes or a simple dessert? Discover our expert recipes for chocolate cakes, decadent tortes and more. Or, use up some hazelnuts in a savoury dish with our salad recipes one of our best starters.


For more inspiration, see our ground almond recipesalmond recipes and easy walnut recipes.

Hazelnut recipes

Chocolate and hazelnut millefeuille cake

Nothing pairs better than chocolate and hazelnuts. Sandwich crisp puff pastry circles together with homemade hazelnut ganache, then top with sweetened Frangelico whipped cream, crushed hazelnuts and a drizzle of warm Nutella for a decadent dessert.

Hazelnut butter

Try this creamy nut butter spooned over pancakes, folded through a babka or simply spread on toast for breakfast. You only need three ingredients!

Dark chocolate and hazelnut meringue pie

Bitter dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and sweet, marshmallowy meringue come together perfectly in this indulgent make-ahead dessert.

Harissa hot wings with hazelnut dukkah

Make your own nutty dukkah as a dip for these spicy chicken wings flavoured with harissa and Frank’s RedHot sauce. This will make more dukkah than you’ll need, but it will keep for a few weeks in a sealed jar.

Apricot and hazelnut pastries

Check out these flaky apricot pastries with creamy fresh custard and crunchy hazelnuts – the perfect weekend breakfast treat, and ready in just 35 minutes.

Frozen chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake

Try this frozen Nutella cheesecake with classic bourbon biscuits and crunchy roasted hazelnuts. This indulgent dessert is easy to make and perfect for a summertime dinner party with friends.

Brown butter hazelnut cake

If you love almond-based sponges, try this rich hazelnut version. Browning the butter gives an extra level of nuttiness, perfect for any occasion.

Hazelnut frangipane and apricot galette

Packed with seasonal apricots and nutty frangipane encased in crispy sweet pastry, this buttery galette makes an impressive dinner party dessert.

Honey-baked apples with hazelnuts and yogurt

Check out these comforting honey-baked apples. These sweet and syrupy apples make for the ideal winter dessert or breakfast, plus they’re gluten-free and low in calories.

Chocolate and hazelnut meringue semifreddo

The Italian dessert semifreddo is an ice cream with a mousse-like texture. This recipe not only looks impressive, but can be made in advance for easy dinner party entertaining. Plus, there’s no churning required.

Chocolate and Hazlenut Meringue Semifreddo

Italian chocolate hazelnut cake

This recipe for chocolate hazelnut cake (torta alla nocciola) celebrates a classic combination and is deliciously indulgent. It makes for a great dinner party dessert or festive bake.

Roasted cabbage steaks with hazelnut dressing

This easy recipe for roasted cabbage steaks makes a subtly sweet and zesty low-calorie vegetarian main for four. Keep any left-over cabbage and make our pickled red cabbage on Asian chicken burgers, or spice it up and stick it in the slow cooker.

Italian hazelnut and chocolate torte

This rich, decadent chocolate torte may look tricky, but it’s so easy to put together for a dinner party. The secret is coating the outside with a layer of crunchy hazelnuts and biscuits.

Hazelnut and sesame caramels

These crunchy caramel sweets are easy to make and best served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream or as a gift. Make plenty as they will be popular.

Mushrooms baked with hazelnuts and pecorino

This classic Italian dish combines field mushrooms with hazelnuts for a simple autumnal dinner party starter or quick and easy vegetarian midweek meal.

Nutella swirl buns

Brighten up your weekend with these indulgent chocolate and hazelnut buns.

Vegan mac ‘n’ cheese

Oat milk makes a really creamy mac ‘n’ cheese, while hazelnuts add flavour and texture to this comfort food classic’s breadcrumb topping.

Braised chicken with hazelnut and chilli paste with a turnip and wild mushroom bake

Olia Hercules takes the rich, colourful pickings of an autumn harvest and adds an Eastern European twist to create this warming chicken dish.

Chocolate and hazelnut torte

This chocolate and hazelnut torte is a serious creamy and indulgent weekend treat. Our recipe only takes 30 minutes to whip up and can feed 12 people.

Charred hispi cabbage with hazelnut romesco

This trendy charred hispi cabbage with hazelnut romesco dish is really easy to prepare but packs a lot of flavour. Perfect as part of a main dish or on its for own for a quick midweek meal.

Pear and hazelnut Bakewell

Sweet pastry filled with the best frangipane and topped with pears. This is one of our favourite sweet recipe combinations for a dinner party dessert or afternoon tea.

Check out more juicy pear recipes.

Chocolate espresso and hazelnut roulade

This chocolate, espresso and hazelnut roulade is everything you could want in a grown-up dessert. These flavours are classic combinations, and while it may take a little more effort, it’s guaranteed to be a showstopper.

Easy plum crumble

Simple, yes, but delicious too! Cover your cinnamon-spiced plums with a topping made from porridge oats, hazelnuts, butter and flour, then serve with clotted cream.

Roast venison and pear salad with toasted hazelnuts

The Falcon’s hearty country cooking makes for perfect homemade comfort food – try this posh warming salad from the Herefordshire restaurant for an easy entertaining dish.

Cider-poached apples with toffee sauce and candied hazelnuts

Want a quick yet impressive autumn dessert recipe? Check out our easy cider-poached apples with golden toffee sauce and crunchy candied hazelnuts.

Leek and farro risotto with toasted hazelnuts

This creamy risotto is low calorie but bursting with flavour. The toasted hazelnuts complement the dish and give it that extra crunch. If you can’t find farro, spelt is a great alternative.

Espresso tart with hazelnut pastry and Kahlúa cream

This is an impressive tart that could even be served as an alternative to coffee at a special dinner. The hazelnut pastry goes beautifully with the rich coffee and dark chocolate filling and can be made in advance. Finish with a lovely boozy Kahlúa cream.