Flourless Hazelnut Chocolate Cake

Flourless Hazelnut Chocolate Cake

1/3 cup (35g) cocoa powder
1/3 cup (80ml) hot water
150g dark chocolate, melted
150g butter, melted
1 1/3 cups (275g) firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup (125g) hazelnut meal
4 eggs, separated
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, extra

1. Preheat oven to moderate. Grease deep 19cm square cake pan; line base and sides with baking paper.
2. Blend cocoa with the hot water in large bowl until smooth. Stir in chocolate, butter, hazelnut meal and egg yolks.
3. Beat egg whites in small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold into chocolate mixture in two batches.
4. Pour mixture into prepared pan; bake in moderate oven about 1 hour or until firm. Stand cake 15 minutes; turn onto wire rack, top-side up, to cool. Dust with extra sifted cocoa to serve.

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