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Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I was asked to make a chocolate cake for a friend's get together, but I can never make up my mind which recipe to make. This is one of my favourites, and as I found a bag of ground hazelnuts in the supermarket the other day, decided to make this version, but using my bundt mould. Make sure you grease the mould thoroughly - I use the spray. Preheat oven 180C/gas4 In a bowl over simmering water melt - 150g butter and 150g dark chocolate. Take bowl off the heat and add 4 egg yolks, 175g caster sugar, 80g ground hazelnuts, 100g plain flour, another 50g dark chocolate which has been chopped up and a pinch of salt. Beat it all together. Whip the 4 egg whites till stiff then add gently into the mixture. Spoon into the tin and bake for 50 mins. For the icing: Chop 100g dark chocolate and melt it over water with 50g of butter. Pour it over the warm cake and leave to set. A good tip for chopping up the 50g