Super soft, moist, and delightful vegan Hazelnut Loaf Cake coated with a rich and decadent chocolate glaze and sprinkled with crushed nuts - A quick and easy one-bowl bread recipe made with 100% plant-based ingredients that can be made gluten-free too!
Preheat the oven to 355 °F (180°C). Lightly grease a 9.5x4-inch (25x11cm) loaf pan, then line with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on both sides.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, ground hazelnuts, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Set aside.
In a measuring cup, whisk together plant milk, oil, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar. Then pour it into the flour mixture and stir with a whisk, wooden spoon, or spatula until just combined. (Please do not over mix the batter or the cake will not rise well).
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth it out. (It's best to tap the pan on the work surface a few times to make sure there are no air bubbles in the batter).
Bake the cake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. (If the cake gets too dark during baking, cover it loosely with a piece of parchment paper).
Let the cake cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Then lift it out of the pan using the overhanging parchment paper. Place it on a cooling rack and let it finish cooling.
Melt the chopped chocolate with the coconut oil slowly over a water bath. Stir well and spread evenly over the cooled cake.
Decorate with chopped hazelnuts if desired. Enjoy!
If you use a heavier flour, such as whole wheat flour, the cake will not be as soft and fluffy.
You can also roast whole hazelnuts and then grind them into a coarse flour using a food processor or blender. For step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial on how to make it, check out myvegan Nutella recipe. However, be careful not to blend the nuts for too long, or they may turn into nut butter.
The baking time may vary depending on the type of oven, temperature, pan used, or if you cover the cake while baking. So please always do a chopstick test! Also, keep in mind, the longer the cake is baked, the drier it will be.
You can also bake muffins from this recipe. The baking time is then about 25 minutes.
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Nutrition information is calculated for 1 piece of 14 without the glaze.