Hazelnut Crunch Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate

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  • on December 24, 2011

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    I've made this cake 3 times and it took me 3 times to figure out how to get the crunch part right. I was able to get everything else to come out perfectly, but like so many other reviewers, I couldn't get my sugar to brown. Well, here's a tip that helped me be successful...DON'T STIR! I just put the water and sugar in the pot and let it go this time...and voila! It worked! What a difference...not only in taste, but also texture and visually! I get rave reviews on anyone who tries it. This will definitely be a cake I go back to for special occasions. Mmmm!!

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  • on August 14, 2011

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    I followed this recipe exactly too. I could not get the sugar to brown. I tried 3 times! Each time, the mixture turned back into crystallized sugar rather than turning into a brown liquid. Also, the mascarpone frosting was horrible. My frosting looked like cottage cheese. It had curds and was watery. I could not get it to beat into peaks. I wound up throwing it out. It was such a waste of ingredients (expensive one too. I cook/bake all of the time. There is something wrong with this recipe - be warned. It sounds so yummy - but I couldn't get it to work.

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  • on July 27, 2011

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    This was so much better with my from-scratch chocolate cake than with the mix. It is absolutely worth making the cake from scratch, because when you do, the difference is at least one star.

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  • on July 25, 2011

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    I followed the recipe to a T.. couldn't get the sugar to turn brown and when it finally did, it ceased up to a ball. Then I redid the crunch, the sugar never turned brown.. The Icing was hideous . What ever the mixture was, it curdled. Having to redo the Icing. Other wise the crunch was really good. I'm sure the cake will be good ponce I make it.

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  • on June 30, 2011

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    I have made this cake twice. The first time I followed the recipe exactly. The results were excellent for the crunch topping with chocolate sprinkles, but only very good for the cake portion which is why I rated this recipe 4 stars. The second time I made this cake (because the crunch topping is so very wonderful! I made the chocolate cake from scratch using a trusted Hershey recipe. Oh my! Making all the parts from scratch put this cake into the excellent category. It is also a show stopper as the final result is almost too beautiful to cut into.

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  • on June 11, 2011

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    I made this with the help of my 13 year old sister. It took us a while, but well worth the wait. This is the only dessert she wants to make when I ask her:) We think it is delicious.

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