Italian hazelnut and Chocolate Torte Recipe

Italian hazelnut and chocolate torte

  • serves 12
  • Easy

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 hazelnut and biscuit.



  • dark chocolate 250g, chopped
  • milk chocolate 300g, chopped
  • double cream 568ml pot
  • liquid glucose 3 tbsp
  • Frangelico 6 tbsp
  • hazelnuts 100g pack, toasted
  • digestive or oat biscuits 8
  • butter 1 tbsp melted, plus extra for buttering
  • crème fraîche to serve


  • Step 1

    Melt the chocolate together with the cream, liquid glucose and frangelico. Leave to cool. Whizz the hazelnuts and biscuits to crumbs in a food processor and add the melted butter. Sprinkle half the mixture into a terrine tin lined with clingfilm, then well buttered. Tip the tin so the crumbs stick to the sides as well, making sure they are as even as possible. Carefully pour in the chocolate mixture and chill until almost set.

  • Step 2

    Sprinkle over the remaining biscuit mixture and press it down very gently in an even layer. Chill until ready to serve. Turn out onto a plate and sprinkle any loose crumbs back over the top. Cut with a hot knife and serve with crème fraîche.

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Italian hazelnut and Chocolate Torte Recipe


Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 626
  • Fat 47.9g
  • Carbs 41.5g
  • Fibre 1.5g
  • Protein 5.6g
  • Salt 0.3g