Thursday, 19 February 2015

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

February is almost over and I have decided that it is time for cake. Well, when isn't time for cake anyway? I have been trying different techniques to improve my baking skills so it's not just macarons I can do. In fact the first ever sponge cake with icing I have made was for my nieces birthday back in December. I was very proud of myself and it tasted pretty good too.
Here I'm going to show you how to make fairly easy chocolate and hazelnut sponge with vanilla buttercream. I am not a big fan of chocolate, especially not on its own, but when its mixed with fruit or nuts, I do enjoy it. As it is still cold and miserable outside it seemed indulgently appropriate.