Little Nutella Cake for Me

Hello! When we last spoke I had just done a 15 miler and ate pancakes. Ahhh. Good times Smile

Yesterday was pretty low key, lunch, errands, bad TV – you know the drill…IMG_6003 (800x600)

Dinner was a broccoli slaw scramble. Oddly enough Ben finds this meal disgusting and had a turkey burger instead. More for me.IMG_6015 (800x600)

I had two glasses of SkinnyGirl Sangria – I’m loving it!IMG_6018 (600x800)

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. IMG_6020 (600x800)

I got Ben to help in exchange for an early taste of the cake. Here he is making stiff peaks Winking smile

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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.IMG_6031 (800x600)

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.IMG_6032 (800x600)

Every time I bake something I make a mini-version in a separate ramekin so I can taste it without cutting into the masterpiece.  IMG_6035 (800x600)

We spent the rest of the night trying not to cut into the cake. Vegas had to hold Ben down at one point. IMG_6045 (800x600)

Not really. Vegas loves to lay on Ben like this. Since cats love fish I gave him a Swedish Fish, he was not pleased.IMG_6041 (800x600)

Sundays are a REST DAY so I took a nice little walk with Ben and made breakfast.

Ben calls this Mexican Eggs Benedict…IMG_6053 (800x533)

We shared fruitIMG_6057 (800x533)

and I made eggs and toast (unpictured turkey bacon was in there somewhere)IMG_6068 (800x533)

I cannot wait to show my mom her cake! I hope she likes it Smile IMG_6071 (800x533)

Okay, late for church – see you later!

Comments

  1. says

    That cake looks really pretty. today I made chocolate donut holes–but they were raw and vegan (I am not a raw foodie or a vegan, but I have friends who are). Mostly flax seed. Those friends are in for a treat and a surprise! ha ha

  2. OntarioGirl says

    Your cake turned out great! For carrot cake I always buy a bag of pre-shredded carrots because I’m too lazy to actually shred them haha

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