Chocolate cake with noisette frosting
We so have been enjoying a long weekend of family time. But everything nice has to come to an end so we went out with a bang and had a wonderful rich dinner last night ending it on the sweet side with a chocolate cake and noisette frosting. Noisette is hazelnuts and chocolate which in my opinion, is a marriage made in heaven. It was so good that it even called my name this morning, making me eat a small piece. Iiiieeekkk!!!
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tbs baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup vegetable cream
75g vegetable margarine, melted
1 cup vegetable milk
Preheat oven for 350F
Mix all dry ingredients and mix all wet once together. Blend them slowly together while stirring or even better use a electrical whipper or kitchen aid. Blend really well and pour into a well oiled cake pan with removable sides. Bake middle of oven for 40-45 minutes. When a tooth pick inserted into the cake come out clean an
d dry the cake is done.
1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts (I roasted my own in the oven for 350F for about 10 minutes, rub between hands to remove skins)
2 tbs earth balance butter, room temperature
2 tbs cocoa powder
1/4 cup vanilla flavored vegetable milk
2 cup confection sugar (maybe more)
Place nuts in food processor and grind them to a fine powder. Blend butter and nut powder well. Add cocoa powder and blend well again. Add milk a
nd blend until there are no lumps left. Shift sugar into mix and blend well. If it seems lose add more sugar. Set aside to let it thicken for 10 minutes. Spread the frosting all over the cake and sprinkle almond flakes in a nice thin layer all over the cake.