Kato's Chocolate Hazelnut Delight Torte

“This is the cake that I request for my birthday. It's so good, definitely worth the extra effort. I hope you enjoy.”
1hr 30mins
8-12 slices

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake - Preheat oven.
  2. Grease and flour two round 9" cake pans.
  3. Mix cake as directed on back of package.
  4. Gently add the grated bittersweet chocolate and the ground espresso to the prepared cake mixture, then pour into pans and bake.
  5. Cool cakes completely on wire racks.
  6. Slice each cake layer into two even layers.
  7. Buttercream Icing - Beat the butter until it is light and fluffy, then add the icing sugar slowly, until well blended.
  8. Divide the buttercream icing into four bowls equally.
  9. In #1 bowl add the melted chocolate to the icing, in #2 bowl add the coffee liquid to the icing and in #3 & #4 bowls add 1 tbsp vanilla to both bowls of icing.
  10. To assemble the cake, place first cake layer.
  11. on plate.
  12. Sprinkle cake with 2 tbsps of frangelica and spread chocolate buttercream onto cake.
  13. Top cake with second cake layer, sprinkle cake with 2 tbsps of frangelica and spread.
  14. vanilla buttercream onto cake.
  15. Top cake with third cake layer, sprinkle cake with 2 tbsps of frangelica and spread coffee buttercream onto cake.
  16. Top cake with fourth cake layer, sprinkle cake with remaining frangelica and spread vanilla butter cream onto top and sides of cake.
  17. Press the sliced hazelnuts into the sides of the cake and garnish the top with the ground hazelnuts.
  18. Chill cake in fridge for several hours.
  19. One hour before serving remove cake from fridge and allow to slowly come to room temperature.

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