Hazelnut Cake

Hazelnut Cake

By Silvia, Chef at Agriturismo Tenuta del Barone in Piedmont.

You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Piedmont!


Ingredients for 6 people:

  • 1 cup (150 gr) of roasted whole hazelnuts or hazelnut flour 
  • 1 cup (115 gr) of butter
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp (112 gr) of sugar 
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 1.5 cup (200 gr) of all purpose flour
  • 1.5 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp of EVOO
  • 6 Tbsp of milk



  • Place hazelnuts in a food processor and pulse them until finely ground (or use the hazelnut flour instead) 
  • Wash the lemon and great the zest 
  • In a bowl mix butter at room temperature with eggs, sugar, flour, lemon zest and baking powder
  • Add ground hazelnut, EVOO and milk to the mixture
  • Grease and flour the cake pan
  • Pour into the cake pan and bake for 25 minutes at 410F


uon appetito!