Super moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake

In my family, we have this one convention we do on every members birthday: a biiiig Birthday Breakfast. Sounds huge, but it's a quite sweet and exciting thing for us. At the beginning of October, my sister celebrated her birthday. Because I am responsible for the cake-business in our family, I searched for a simple recipe I could prepare the evening before the breakfast. So I remembered a very moist hazelnut cake we had in our childhood very, very often. And here it is an easy and moist hazelnut cake, but for sure: vegan!

R203 Moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake
R203 Moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake
R203 Moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake

Super moist, vegan hazelnut cake

12 servings
80 minutes


  • 1 tbsp vegan butter (for greasing)
  • 1 tbsp flour (for greasing)

hazelnut cake

  • 50 g (1.7 oz) hazelnuts
  • 250 g (8.8 oz) flour
  • 8 g baking powder
  • 8 g vanilla sugar
  • 100 ml (0.4 cups) canola oil
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) white sugar
  • 250 ml (1 cup) plant-based milk
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) ground hazelnuts


  • 150 g (5.3 oz) vegan, dark chocolte
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) hazelnuts (for decoration)


  1. Chop 50 g (1.7 oz) hazelnuts. Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with vegan butter and sprinkle flour all over the pan. Shake the loaf pan, so the whole surface is covered with flour.
  3. In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients for your cake with a spatula until soft and well combined. Add the mixture in your baking pan.
  4. Bake for 60 minutes at 180°C / 350°F. If your cake turns to dark, cover with aluminum foil. Let the cake completely cool down afterward.
  5. Chop the rest of your hazelnuts and roast for 2-3 minutes in a pan without oil. They should turn a bit golden brown; you can smell that!
  6. Heat chocolate and coconut oil in a water bath and cover your cake completely. Sprinkle hazelnuts all over the melted chocolate. Let the cake chill for at least three hours in your fridge before serving.
R203 Moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake
R203 Moist, vegan Hazelnut Cake

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