Chocolate cake with hazelnuts and Quinoa puffs
  • Fish-free

    The recipe does not contain fish.

  • Gluten-free

    Made from flour from which the gluten has been removed, or which has been made low in gluten and free of cereals such as wheat, rye, spelt or kamut.

  • Peanut-free

    Peanuts are in fact legumes that grow under the ground.

  • Shellfish and crustacean-free

    The recipe does not contain any shellfish or crustaceans.

  • Soya-free

    but be careful with vegetarian variants of dishes, because soya is often incorporated into vegetarian meat substitutes.

Chocolate cake with hazelnuts and Quinoa puffs

Serves 12; 1 hour
350 g
dark chocolate, finely chopped
180 g
butter, cut into small pieces
220 g
brown sugar
60 ml
hazelnut syrup
100 g
ground hazelnuts
40 g
150 g
Hazelnut cream
300 ml 
60 ml 
hazelnut syrup


Tip:Briefly dry-fry the Quinoa puffs in a frying pan to make it extra crispy. Cut the cake into wedges and decorate with a little icing sugar and some redcurrants.


  • Loose-based cake tin 
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Saucepan
  • Tinfoil
  • Mixer


  • Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius
  • Line the base and sides of a 22-cm loose-based cake tin with greaseproof paper. 
  • Gently heat the chocolate and butter in a saucepan, stirring all the time, until they have melted.
  • Beat the eggs, sugar, syrup and hazelnuts together. Add the chocolate mixture and beat everything until smooth. 
  • Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and cover with tinfoil. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Take the cake out of the oven and remove the foil. The centre of the cake will still be completely soft. 
  • Let the cake cool and then place it in the fridge to set.  
  • To make the hazelnut cream, beat the cream and syrup using a mixer until it forms soft peaks.
  • Serve the cake with the cream and the Quinoa puffs.     

Nutritional value per person

  • 453 Kcal
  • 40 g Carbohydrates
  • 6 g Protein
  • 29 g Fat
  • 4 g Dietary fibre
Paul's Quinoa Puffs Paul's Quinoa Puffs
For this recipe, use the Paul's Quinoa Puffs from Paul's Quinoa.