Decadent Nutella Chocolate Cake – moist, rich and super chocolaty cake frosted with rich and buttery Nutella frosting .
A few days ago it was my mom’s birthday and as always, when it comes to celebrations in my family, desserts are my responsibility of course. The birthday girl didn’t want to choose to much, the only demand was for the cake to be with chocolate.
Even though everyone in my family loves my OMG Chocolate Chocolate Cake, I don’t want to repeat myself too much, so I decided to make a little change. I baked the cake by my good old recipe which had never failed, but I wanted to try a new frosting. After a search through the internet, I chose “Best Ever Nutella Layer Cake” by Sweetepolita. That frosting looks really magical, silky, shiny and already at first site, you can see that it’s very tasty. It’s the best possible dessert for a special occasion like a birthday.
According to the original recipe all ingredients for the frosting are placed in a food processor and pulse until smooth and glossy, about 1 minute and the frosting should be very soft. Well, since I always have to change something, first I went the „classic route“ and beat up the butter and sugar with a mixer, and then added the rest of the ingredients. Since I didn’t have dark chocolate, I put semi sweet baking chocolate, and in the end, my frosting was nothing like the one in the picture. I was so disappointed. Well, that’s what I deserve when I always have to experiment something! My frosting came out really dense instead of airy and shiny. But, everyone makes mistakes. Next time, I will try to stick by the recipe and I’m sure everything will come out just fine.
Just to avoid a misunderstanding, for the guests, my Nutella Chocolate Cake was absolutely delicious. Mom was satisfied, many of the guests wanted another piece and some of mom’s friends even asked for the recipe. It looks as if I’m my own harshest critic.