chocolate days

hazelnut cake 2

hazelnut cake 4

hazelnut cake 3

there are some birthdays for which only a cake of the chocolate variety will do…
and last weekend saw us celebrate just such a birthday.

this celebration required something seriously chocolatey,
and just that little bit special.

not wanting to make something of mud-cake variety,
nor something with a thick fug of icing –
i decided instead on these nutty little numbers:

individual chocolate and hazelnut tortes.

dark chocolate delivered the necessary big cocoa hit, whilst hazelnut meal played nicely to provide a lovely light nuttiness.
a dollop of double cream and a swirl of gorgeous orange persimmon
(optional, but really very beautiful)
was all that was needed to perfect this particular chocolate dream.

delicious. chocolatey. and just a little bit nutty.
(the perfect combination)

happy birthday. x

images © tilly pamment 2013
This entry was published on June 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm. It’s filed under dessert, little cakes, sweet and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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