Well, it’s official: I am the worst. I make all these promises (“I’ll be better about blogging!” “I’m back!” “I won’t be a total lame-ass anymore!”), and then I break them pretty much immediately. It’s no wonder my readership on this blog has plummeted.
To my five remaining readers: I am really, really sorry.
I was going to post a recipe for sweet pea crostini, or the multigrain muffins I made recently, but no. I could not post a semi-healthy recipe as a peace offering. Unacceptable. Peace offerings should involve sugar. And cream. And chocolate.
So instead, I offer you this chocolate-hazelnut cake: a moist chocolate cake filled with a milk chocolate/hazelnut cream and coated in a bittersweet chocolate glaze.
Let the groveling commence.
I’m not going to make outlandish claims for this cake, but it will win you new friends, elicit marriage proposals and bring about world peace. Just sayin’.
In fact, it was such a hit at my friend’s dinner party that several guests demoted their prevailing “all-time favorite” desserts and moved this cake into the top spot. Whoa.
So, if you think you could forgive me and my slack blogging, I was hoping — maybe — we could kiss and make up. What do you think? Not sure? Why don’t you give this cake a try, and maybe then you’ll give me a second chance. (more…)