Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre


Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre
These little cakes have a chocolate and hazelnut ganache in the centre.

This recipe is an opportunity to see the pâtisserie technique of insertion, which allows preparations to be elegantly hidden inside others.
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Last modified on: February 20th 2022

Keywords for this recipe:PâtisserieLittle cakesMoistFillingChocolateHazelnut
For 24 pieces, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 8 pieces 12 pieces 24 pieces 48 pieces 72 pieces
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29 min.30 min.25 min.1 hour 24 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre : Photo of step #1

The chocolate-hazelnut ganache

Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Spread 50 g ground hazelnuts out on a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet.

Toast in the oven for 10 minutes.

Leave to cool.

Keep the baking sheet and paper to one side to use in stage 3.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre : Photo of step #2
Prepare 200 g Chocolate ganache and add 20 g caster sugar then the toasted ground hazelnuts.

Mix well and leave to cool.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre : Photo of step #3
Put the ganache into a forcing bag with a 1/2" (1 cm) nozzle and pipe long "sausages" on the cooking parchment.

Put in the freezer for at least 1 hour (this can be done the day before).

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre : Photo of step #4

Assembling the cakes

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Put a good 1/2" (1 cm) of moelleux batter in each mould. These silicon moulds are 8x3x3 cm (approx. 3"x1"x1").

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre : Photo of step #5
Take the piped ganache out of the freezer and cut into pieces to suit the length of your moulds, 6 cm here (about 2"). These are your "inserts".

Tip: mark the ganache every X cm/inches, then cut across them all at one go.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre : Photo of step #6
Place an insert in each mould and press down into the batter so that they are only just showing.

Stage 7 - 15 min.
Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre : Photo of step #7
Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Stage 8 - 30 min.
Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre : Photo of step #8
Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Stage 9
Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre : Photo of step #9
Look how attractive these cakes are with their chocolate centres!

You will notice the difference with the cake on the left, where the insert is completely covered with batter. To achieve this, put a little more batter in the mould first in stage 4, or add a thin layer to completely cover the insert.
Remarks
The insertion technique: separate preparation, shaping, then freezing before placing in a batter or dough, can be used with many different ingredients and flavours (fruits, caramel, etc.)
Keeping
Several days in an airtight tin or jar.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
802 Kcal or 3,358 Kj31 gr265 gr143 gr
40 %12 %25 %22 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
129 Kcal or 540 Kj5 gr43 gr23 gr
6 %2 %4 %3 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
33 Kcal or 138 Kj1 gr11 gr6 gr
2 %<1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 24 pieces : 2.75 €
  • Per piece : 0.11 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
"Moelleux" cake batter"Moelleux" cake batter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Dijonnaise pear cake, ... All
Chocolate ganacheChocolate ganache: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Flaky chocolate brioche, Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée, Chocolate Truffles, Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart, Hazelnut and chocolate biscuits, ... All
Ground hazelnutsGround hazelnuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits, Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts, Tyrolean apple crumble, Plum and hazelnut crumble, Chestnut moelleux, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Poaching syrup, Pistachio panna cotta with custard, Nougat, Like Bounty, Vanilla ice cream, ... All
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