Tiroler Cake

tiroler cake pouring chocolate side

This Tiroler Cake is a delicious hazelnut cake with chocolate chunks and chocolate icing. It’s a popular cake in Switzerland and something I grew up eating (and baking). The cake is named after the region of Tirol in Austria which makes me think that this is where the cake originates from. However, I haven’t been able to find out where it actually comes from, who first created it or when it was first made.

Although I haven’t seen many Tiroler Cakes around Australia that doesn’t mean that this can’t change… To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like the combination of hazelnut and chocolate. It’s a match made in heaven and just simply delicious. Personally, I like serving this cake with a cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon but I won’t blame you if you eat it for breakfast. I’ve done that myself before and it’s delicious. No regrets.

The cake is really easy to make and doesn’t even require a electric mixer let alone stand mixer. You simply need a whisk to combine the liquid and dry ingredients.

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I hope you enjoy making and eating this Tiroler Cake. Please let me know how you go and don’t forget to share your creations with me on Instagram @nothangryanymore. I love seeing them!


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tiroler cake pouring chocolate side

Tiroler Cake

This is a delicious hazelnut and chocolate cake that is super easy to make.
5 from 5 votes

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Austrian, German, Swiss
Servings 12 slices


Liquid Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 80 g rice bran oil or other neutral oil
  • 400 g plant based milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

Dry Ingredient

  • 200 g sugar
  • 350 g flour
  • 100 g hazelnut meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 150 g dark chocolate

Chocolate Icing

  • 70 g dark chocolate
  • 20 g icing sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 170°C fan.
  • Add all the liquid ingredients to a bowl or jug and mix.
  • Into a different bowl, add all the dry ingredients except the chocolate. Mix until combined.
  • Now, pour the liquid ingredient into the dry ingredient and mix until just combined.
  • Roughly chop the chocolate and fold the chunks into the batter.
  • Grease a rectangular cake pan and line it with baking paper to ensure the cake can easily be removed after baking. Then, transfer the cake batter into the cake pan.
  • Bake the cake at 170°C fan for 1 hour 10 minutes.
    To check that the cake is done, pierce it with a cake needle/skewer/chop stick – if it comes out clean (minus the melted chocolate) then the cake is done.
  • Cool down the cake completely before adding the icing.
  • For the icing, add roughly chopped chocolate and icing sugar to a small bowl and place the bowl onto a pot that contains boiling water. Alternatively, add the small bowl to a microwave to melt the chocolate.
    Either way, stir regularly to ensure the chocolate melts evenly.
  • Once the chocolate has fully melted, pour the icing over the cooled cake.
  • You can serve the cake right away or wait until the icing has set. The cake stores well in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Keyword cake, chocolate, dessert, hazelnuts, tiroler cake
Nutrition Facts
Tiroler Cake
Amount Per Serving (115 g)
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 168
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.7g29%
Saturated Fat 6.1g38%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.8g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 211mg9%
Potassium 242.4mg7%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 4.1g17%
Sugar 23.7g26%
Protein 5.8g12%
Vitamin A 7.2IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 132.2mg13%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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