Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Case Study 11: "Il Francescano di Natale"

Chocolates and hazelnuts evoke the quintessential Italian Christmas for the Cupcaketologist. Year after year this perfect marriage of flavors finishes off the meal in one way or another, whether it be in the form of cookies, cakes, candies...or all three. There is a reason my dear old Irish roommate ate Nutella out of a jar(and I snuck some, yes, I did!)..it's just that good.

"Il Francescano di Natale" is a light chocolate cake filled with chocolate-frangelico ganache and hazelnut praline and topped in a buttercream frosting. It is then crowned with a hazelnut french macaron, and dusted with cocoa.

I'd say that definitely clears the palate after seven types of fish...