Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fig Hazelnut Chocolate Cake

Here is my latest experiment in cakes.

My inspiration was the fresh figs in the grocery store. I used them to make a fig jam, to which I added ground hazelnuts.

Here are the layers out of the oven. I used the Classic Yellow Cake recipe from King Arthur Flour's Baking Companion.

I then spread the fig and hazelnut jam over each layer.

I then iced the cake with a chocolate ganache and sprinkled some more coarsely chopped hazelnuts on top.

Wow, this was a great cake. All the flavors came through clearly and well-balanced. I haven't seen pieces of cake disappear so quickly.

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