Hazelnut Cake from Piemonte

Torta di Nocciole alla Piemontese

Preparation info
  • One 9 inch cake, about


    small servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Baker's Tour: Nick Malgieri's Favorite Baking Recipes from Around the World

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2005

  • About

Some of the world’s most flavorful hazelnuts grow in the Langa Hills (Le Langhe, in Italian), a fairly small area roughly between the towns of Alba and Asti in Italy’s Piemonte region. This area offers seriously good food—to my mind, the most carefully prepared in all of Italy. It’s also the terrain where the rare, exquisitely perfumed white truffle is found, its presence inspiring the local cooking to even greater heights. I’ve been fortunate to visit the Langhe on several occasions