So, I started mixing up the recipe for the Chocolate Hazelnut Torte, when I realized I used a regular size devil's food mix instead of the half-size. Whoops! I guess that just means I had to make two instead of one. Luckily, I had enough of the other ingredients to double up without causing too much of a scene in our household. Oh, and I only used 1/4 of the prescribed hazelnuts from the single recipe for the cake because I'm not entirely nuts about nuts.
Nutella Cream Cheese frosting that sounded OUT OF THIS WORLD! Real talk. Be jealous.
Now, I had two cakes, so instead of making two whole cakes, I decided to
be a piggy make a double layered torte. If you're going to make a cream cheese frosting, why let any of it go to waste?! Also? I think I used almost twice as much Nutella in the frosting and about half as much powdered sugar. It made more sense to me that way.
I couldn't let the rest of the nuts go to waste, so I used the other 1/4 cup to sprinkle across the top. I didn't want to save them for another day, so I figured that it was now or never. Finally, I made up some strawberries to cut the richness (ha!) or at least add the goodness of strawberries and whipped cream. How could you go wrong with a dessert like that?! Quick tip? Use the egg slicer+ to slice your strawberries beautifully for a dessert!
|Oh yeah... it was that good!|