Chocolate & hazelnut tray bake

Chocolate & Hazelnut Tray bake with a Nutella cream cheese frosting

New Recipe by Claire Smith

I have been playing in the kitchen and was craving chocolate I’m not sure why but wanted something yummy moist and that would give me great satisfaction whilst eating it.
I love Nutella and hazelnuts so thought why not put them in a tray bake so here it is.
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Printable recipe Here Chocolate hazelnut tray bake
Ingredients
This is the chocolate tray bake i always do I have tweaked it a little from Mary berry’s recipe
50g cocoa powder
6 tbsp boiling water
100g stork baking butter
275g caster sugar
3 large eggs
125ml Hazelnut milk
175g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g chopped hazelnuts along with a few extra for decoration
For the frosting 
180g cream cheese
50g icing sugar
100g unsalted butter
2 tbsp nutella
Begin by preheating the oven to 170’c and greasing and lining a 12 x 9 inch tin
Place the cocoa powder into a baking bowl along with the boiling water mix till you have a nice thick paste then add the rest of your ingredients leaving the chopped hazelnuts till last give it a good mix till you have a lovely smooth batter mixture now add your hazelnuts and mix through. Pour into your prepared tin and level out.
Bake in the oven for 30-40 mins depending on your oven I always do mine for 30 mins then add more time if it needs it. Once its ready place on a cooling rack to cool and make you’re frosting.
Put all the ingredients for the frosting into a bowl then using a hand held or a stand alone mixer mix altogether till you have a silky icing. once your cake has cooled and got cold decorate your cake with the frosting and place some hazelnuts along the top (optional)
I do hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does and it becomes a firm favourite in your house. I would love to know what you think please coment below
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Enjoy Claire xox

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