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Little Nutella Cake for Me
by runeatrepeat on February 12, 2012
Hello! When we last spoke I had just done a 15 miler and ate pancakes. Ahhh. Good times
Yesterday was pretty low key, lunch, errands, bad TV – you know the drill…
Dinner was a broccoli slaw scramble. Oddly enough Ben finds this meal disgusting and had a turkey burger instead. More for me.
I had two glasses of SkinnyGirl Sangria – I’m loving it!
My main mission yesterday was buying ingredients for my mom’s birthday cake! I was torn over what recipe to use after twitter friends gave me a ton of ideas. Ultimately, I went with chocolate over carrot cake since it’s 1,000x easier and wouldn’t involve me shaving off my knuckles as I grated a pound of carrots.
I used Sara’s Flourless Nutella cake, mostly because this would give me an excuse to buy Nutella. The ingredients were simple – butter, chocolate, eggs, sugar and nutella.
I got Ben to help in exchange for an early taste of the cake. Here he is making stiff peaks
In the end there was chocolate everywhere! I am the messiest cook baker. It was on my shirt, forearm, all over the counters…and a lot got in my mouth.
Ta-da! Fresh out of the oven! The added bonus was I had to buy a spring form pan for this recipe and I’ve been wanting one for a while! I found one for $7.99 at a discount store.
Every time I bake something I make a mini-version in a separate ramekin so I can taste it without cutting into the masterpiece.
We spent the rest of the night trying not to cut into the cake. Vegas had to hold Ben down at one point.
Not really. Vegas loves to lay on Ben like this. Since cats love fish I gave him a Swedish Fish, he was not pleased.
Sundays are a REST DAY so I took a nice little walk with Ben and made breakfast.
Ben calls this Mexican Eggs Benedict…
We shared fruit
and I made eggs and toast (unpictured turkey bacon was in there somewhere)
I cannot wait to show my mom her cake! I hope she likes it