A great feeling of pleasure is immediately released when you have a bite. It's like the same effect you feel when you are in love, the mood change for the best with stimulant properties.
So how can I not love a chocolate cake. Every time I am under a stressed situation this is my Noir desire, a bite of chocolate. This is one of my favorite recipe that I love.
This tempting delight was made by my daughter Laura, an adaptation recipe from Nigella's book "How to be a domestic goddess"
If you love Nutella, this is the one! It's has hazelnut, Nutella and the chocolate we used is Chapon chocolatier D' origen Venezuelan 75% cacao
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
14 ounces of Nutella
1 tablespoon of Rum ( we used Venezuelan rum)
1/2 cup ground hazelnuts
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate melted ( we used chocolate noir 75% cacao)
pinch of salt
9 inch cake pan greased and lined with parchment
For the icing:
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 tablespoon of rum
1/2 cup heavy cream
Whisk the egg whites and salt until slightly stiff, in an other bowl beat the Nutella, butter, egg yolks, ground hazelnuts and the rum. Incorporate the the melted chocolate already cooled then add to the mixture a large dollop of the egg white, mix it and incorporate the rest a third at the time. Pour batter into cake pan and bake for about 40 minutes at 350º F.
In a sauce pan heat gently the cream, rum and chopped chocolate. Once it is melted remove from heat and whisk until reach consistency to ice the top of the cake.
(It's very easy to make and extremely delicious to eat)