Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

120 mins (prep 25)
9 ingredients
makes 8 servings
This torte is a masterful mix of textures: The top crust bakes up with a hint of crackly crunch, giving way to a moist, light interior studded with tiny bits of hazelnut.

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  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter plus additional for greasing pan
  • 1 cup hazelnuts (5 oz)
  • 6 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened; not more than 60% cacao)
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs, separated, at room temperature for 30 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • special equipment: a 9- to 91/2-inch springform pan; parchment paper
  • garnish: passover confectioners sugar


Serving Size (46.67 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 245.29 Calories from Fat 161.73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.97g 221.16%
Saturated Fat 1.32g 52.83%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 76.73mg 25.58%
Total Carbohydrate 20.3g 54.13%
Dietary Fiber 2.87 g 91.92%
Sugars 16.53 g %
Protein 4.42g 70.77%
Vitamin A 5.91IU% Vitamin C 1.86mg%
Calcium 33.94mg% Iron 1.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, potato starch, large eggs, a, special equipment, parchment paper, garnish, confectioners sugar