Chocolate-Hazelnut Icebox Cake

This chilled dessert, featuring hazelnut flavor in both filling and whipped cream can be made up to two days in advance.

Ingredients

    Filling & Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) hazelnut-flavored liqueur
  • 2 cups (500 mL) heavy whipping cream
  • 18 whole chocolate graham crackers (about 5 x 2-in./13 x 5-cm rectangles), divided
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting
    Hazelnut Cream
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) hazelnut-flavored liqueur
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) powdered sugar
  •  Cocoa powder, chopped toasted hazelnuts and Chocolate Flowers (optional, see Cook'’s Tip)

Directions

  1. For filling, combine chocolate hazelnut spread and liqueur in Stainless (4-qt./4-L) Mixing Bowl; beat on medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add cream; increase speed to medium-high and continue beating just until very soft peaks form (do not overbeat).

  2. For cake, arrange four and a half of the crackers in a single layer in Square Baking Pan; top with 1 cup (250 mL) of the hazelnut filling. Spread filling to edges with Small Spreader; repeat layers three more times, ending with all of the remaining filling. (There will be more filling on top than in the inner layers.) Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.

  3. When ready to serve, prepare hazelnut cream. Beat cream on medium-high speed of mixer in Stainless (2-qt./2-L) Mixing Bowl until soft peaks form. Add liqueur and powdered sugar; continue beating until stiff peaks form.

  4. Sprinkle cake with cocoa powder using Flour/Sugar Shaker; cut into servings. Top each serving with hazelnut cream and garnish with hazelnuts and Chocolate Flowers, if desired.

Yield:

  • 12  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 510, Total Fat 32 g, Saturated Fat 22 g, Cholesterol 70 mg, Sodium 180 mg, Carbohydrate 49 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 5 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

2 starch, 1 1/4 fruit, 6 fat (3 1/4 carb)

Cook's Tips:

For Chocolate Flowers, place 1/2 cup (125 mL) semi-sweet chocolate morsels into Small Micro-Cooker®; microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 1 minute or until mostly melted, stirring every 20 seconds. Pour melted chocolate into resealable plastic bag; twist to secure. Cut a small tip off corner of bag to allow chocolate to flow through. For three-dimensional design, cut 12 pieces of Parchment Paper into 2 1/2 x 3-in. (6 x 7.5-cm) squares; fold in half. Fit parchment in wells of Muffin Pan. Pipe chocolate flower on Parchment Paper; refrigerate 15 minutes or until set.

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