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June 1st is National Hazelnut Cake Day
you're looking for something to do today then get to baking because
it's National Hazelnut Cake Day! It's a good day when a flavorful
nut enters the land of cake! Let's get right into celebrating
National Hazelnut Cake Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today is a holiday because people love the taste of
hazelnut-infused foods and cake just might be at the top of their list.
I know I love a good hazelnut coffee Coolata so I can understand why
having that flavor in a cake would be a good thing. So once again, the
popularity of a food has become the cause for yet another holiday.
So what is a hazelnut cake exactly? Well, it can be a lot of
things! It's common to see people mix the flavors of chocolate and
hazelnut together (like Nutella) so that's a very popular base to most
One way to construct such a cake is to include
chopped hazelnuts in a crust as well as a topping. That way you get to
start and finish each bite with hazelnuts. This not only makes for a
tasty cake, but it can be quite presentable too! But you can also
grind your hazelnuts into a fine powder to be included right in the
cake batter. In fact, you'll be using it as a substitute for flour
really. A cake like this will look completely different than the one
above but might be a bit truer to the term "hazelnut cake". You won't
be able to get away from the hazelnut flavor with this one! What
kind of hazelnut recipe will use choose?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, if you like
celebrating without putting in too much effort then your best bet is to
browse your local bakeries today. You might luck out and find a place
that has baked a delicious hazelnut cake for you. Try out a piece, if
you've never had it before, or buy the whole cake if you know you're
going to love it. If you buy the whole cake you'll be able to celebrate
with your friends and family too ;).
But if you can't find one
at a bakery or like baking at home then search the internet for a
recipe. My favorite place to look is allrecipes.com. There are plenty
of chocolate hazelnut recipes, and a few flourless versions but it
looks like you have 15 choices as of right now! So pick a recipe, or
heck pick two, and get started with your celebration. I always
like ranking the recipes by their rating so I know I'll end up with a
well-liked cake but you can choose any recipe you like! And feel free
to make modifications if you feel you can make the recipe a bit better.
If you make more than one cake today then you'll have to have the cakes
go head to head and compete to see which pleases your taste buds the
most. What a delicious competition; you can't lose! I hope you
enjoy your day and don't go into a sugar coma!