How This Awesomeness Came About…
A few weeks ago, I was trying to make some homemade Nutella.
I was having disastrous results.
Apparently, you need to roast the nuts a bit before trying to grind them up.
I did not get that memo.
I battled with trying to make butter from raw nuts for a good hour off & on, adding a whole bunch of stuff trying to get it right.
The goop I made was not Nutella. It was good, but it wasn’t what I wanted. The texture and flavor were both off.
In frustration, I threw some eggs and baking powder into the blender, then poured the whole mess into a pan and threw it (okay, okay, I gently placed it) into the oven.
It was good.
It was fantastic, actually. And gluten-free (wheat doesn’t like me very much).
I’m glad I wrote down everything I put in the blender that day, because I refined it, fixed some measurements, and made it again.
This time with loads and loads of rich dark chocolate ganache.
And… it is not only divine but really really easy to make in my killer Ninja 1100 blender.
I didn’t forget to toast the nuts this time, either. It’s even better than before.
This Cake Will Knock Your Socks Off.
And don’t forget a tall icy glass of milk. Preferably raw milk, which tastes like ice cream anyway.
Like most flourless cakes, this hazelnut chocolate cake is rich and indulgent…
…and is just about as perfect for a harried mom of three as a Funfetti cake with rainbow frosting is for your average 5-year-old.
I even spiked it with a little Frangelico hazelnut liqueur. And I put some in the icing.
Not too much, though, since I didn’t want my kids to get loopy. But hey, it was my birthday this month, so I can put booze on my birthday cake if I want to!
Happy Birthday to me!
Okay so now, here’s what you need to do:
- Print this recipe out
- Go to the store and buy hazelnuts, dark chocolate, Frangelico, and heavy cream.
- Make this cake.
- Break out your yardstick and if anyone tries to steal any, smack ‘em across the knuckles.
- Grab a slice, a tall glass of cold milk, or a cup of coffee, and go hide somewhere.