That cake guys.
OH! THAT! CAKE!
I think it’s my greatest realization yet.
I only wish the pictures would do it better justice.
I came this close to dying at least 5 times a day for the past week as I’ve been enjoying a slice of this little piece of heaven every morning after my workout.
I’m telling you, if this baby isn’t reason enough for you to get out of bed and work out like mad, nothing ever will be.
You know what’s REALLY weird?
Back when I was young, there was this insanely delicious Moka Sour Cream Cheesecake that I used to make, but unfortunately, I had lost the little booklet in which the recipe was printed.
It was a recipe that had been published by Kraft in one of their Special Occasions little booklets that they sometimes hand out for free in grocery stores around this time of year.
For well over 15 years now, I’ve been searching for it. Tried the Net like a zillion times and went through all my books and boxes on countless occasions, to no avail.
This cake truly was my ultimate favorite cheesecake EVER. I can still remember exactly what it looked like and how it tasted. How I came to lose the recipe, I will never comprehend.
Still, I had come to the sad conclusion that it was forever lost and that I would never get to taste that delicious cake ever again.
Well, guess what?
That cake right here tastes almost exactly the same, only it doesn’t have all the added sugar and heavy cream and other less than desirable ingredients that the original called for.
This cake is so creamy, you will never believe that it was cooked.
It is so sweet, you will never believe that it contains no added sugar whatsoever.
It feels so rich, you will never believe that it’s so low in fat. In fact, most of its fat contents comes from the hazelnuts and is actually good for you.
As for the chocolate frosting, it’s so insanely smooth and chocolate-y, you could almost swear it’s simply Nutella, plain out of the jar.
The only little giveaway that this cake is in fact healthy is the crust. Now I’m not saying that it’s not as good as the rest of the cake… Only it does have that little “je-ne-sais-quoi” that says “Hey, I’m Healthy”.
I can’t say it’s a bad thing, though. I happen to really like it.
Besides, I always eat my crust separately and this one is perfect for that… it really holds up well so you can grab itwith your fingers and eat it like a cookie.
Press crust at the bottom of a spring form pan
Pour in batter and tap lightly to remove air bubbles
After baking, cool to room temperature then chill completely in the refrigerator
Yeah, you might get a crack… but it’s no biggie really!
Crack gets covered with decadent high protein hazelnut chocolate icing!
Garnish with more hazelnuts
Cut yourself a nice thick slice
Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about!
Go on, grab a bite…
Hmmmm… creamy enough for you?
And how about that taste… amazing, right?
So tell me… are you dead yet? ;)