Reimagine a classic pair -- chocolate and hazelnut -- by adding bacon to this decadent layer cake.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Chocolate-Hazelnut Bacon Layer Cake

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8-inch round cake pans and dust with cocoa powder; set aside. In a large bowl stir together the next six ingredients (through salt). Whisk together eggs, water, buttermilk, and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture all at once; whisk until smooth. Stir in half of the bacon. Pour batter into pans (batter will be thin).

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  • Bake about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool cake layers in pans for 10 minutes. Remove layers from pans; cool on wire racks.

  • For filling, in a bowl combine chocolate-hazelnut spread, the remaining bacon, and the hazelnuts.

  • Place one cake layer on a platter. Spread with filling. Add remaining cake layer. Spread top with Ganache, allowing it to drip down sides of cake. If desired, top with additional crumbled, cooked bacon and chopped toasted hazelnuts.

*Tip

To make 3/4 cup sour milk, place 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 3/4 cup; stir. Let stand 5 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate-Hazelnut Bacon Layer Cake)

301 calories; 18 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 4 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 262 mg sodium. 191 mg potassium; 34 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 24 g sugar; 6 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 163 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 22 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 58 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Ganache

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  • In a small saucepan heat heavy cream just until simmering. Pour over chocolate pieces (do not stir). Let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool for 15 minutes or until desired consistency.

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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2017
What a lovely cake!!! Definitely it can be the best gift on my friend's birthday, which is helding on next tomorrow. I saw such cakes on other site : http://www.cakengifts.in/cake-delivery-in-ghaziabad