Flourless Hazelnut Cake with Nutella Whipped Cream

I’m actually not kidding when I tell you this may be one of the best things I have ever made. I LOVE the combo of hazelnut and chocolate (see my hazelnut florentines filled with Nutella and my hazelnut-butter milk chocolate cookies to see my love in action). 
And last spring when I read an Ottolenghi recipe in the New York Times for Walnut cake, all I could think of was how much better the cake would be with hazelnuts – and a Nutella whipped cream (Sorry, Mr. Ottolenghi, world renowned chef and baker, but I’m just being honest: nothing against your version with walnuts, which I’m sure is great . . . ). 
I little internet research, okay a lot, ensued, and it turns out I am not the first to think of making a flourless cake with nothing more than hazelnuts, eggs and sugar. However, perhaps I am the first to spread it with Nutella whipped cream (which is TO DIE, by the way). This cake calls for very few ingredients, is easy-peasy to make, and is just the most perfect sweet treat for the gluten free among us.  read more

Pumpkin Mousse with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

To begin, I think I just need to come clean and admit that I am decidedly NOT a pumpkin pie person. I know this is a controversial position to take, particularly as Thanksgiving approaches, and Instagram is all pumpkin pie this and pumpkin pie that, but I am hoping to keep the haters at bay cause here’s the thing: I am not anti-pumpkin, I am just anti-pumpkin in the form of pie. read more

Jam Shortbread Icebox Cake

So, truth be told, this is really a recipe for strawberry rhubarb icebox cake. However, there was NO way I could post a recipe for such a cake with such a name in the fall. I just couldn’t. The seasonal police would have had me cuffed within minutes, not to mention those who (rightly!) believe one should only post recipes calling for ingredients that everyone has access to (as opposed to (unfairly) posting recipes calling for ingredients that some of us may have frozen in the freezer . . . ). read more