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Monday, May 26, 2014

Chocolate Truffle Cake Recipe and a GIVEAWAY!

When my friends over at Nest Fresh Eggs asked me to create a recipe using their Non-GMO, Cage Free, and Organic Eggs I knew instantly the perfect recipe would be my sister's Chocolate Truffle Cake. This chocolate truffle cake is naturally gluten free and is a hit every time we make. 

Rebecca took a break from her own foodie blogging adventure at My Foodie for Thought to share this tasty treat. Check out her recipe and thoughts on Nest Fresh Eggs below and enter to win 4 Dozen Nest Fresh Eggs so you can check them out for yourself!!

 When Michelle asked me to make my Chocolate Truffle Cake using Nest Fresh Eggs I was very egg-cited. Their eggs are the next best thing to having your own chicken coop! I have made this recipe a dozen times and with 7 eggs in the cake you really need to use fresh straight from the farm eggs for the best result!

This needs to be made the day before you are going to serve it.


1 cup whipping cream
2 1/2 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons Nucello
7 Nestfresh cage free eggs
1 cup light brown sugar
Dash sea salt


Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line the inside bottom of a 9-inch Springform cake pan with a circle of parchment paper. Wrap foil around the outside of the pan, covering the bottom and sides.

In a sauce pan, slowly heat the cream over low heat. When the cream is hot but not boiling, melt the chocolate chips by adding them slowly to the pan as you whisk. Add the butter, in cut up pieces. Whisk until the chocolate and butter are melted. Add the Nucello. As soon as the mixture is melted, smooth, and glossy remove it from the heat.

Next beat the eggs, brown sugar and sea salt until the eggs are foamy and doubled in volume, 3-4 minutes. (A KitchenAid stand mixer or hand mixer is helpful)

Slowly add the cooling chocolate mixture to the eggs, and beat gently until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.

Bake in the center of a pre-heated oven for one hour, until the cake is set and cracked. It will still appear a bit loose in the center.

When the cake is close to room temperature, lightly cover and chill the cake overnight.

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*As a blogger I receive products, promotional items and educational materials to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. Thank you to Nest Fresh for the wonderful eggs!


Paul Graham said...

Hi Michelle. Looks like a great recipe for truffle cake. Not sure what Nucello is or whether it is available in Canada. Perhaps it goes by another name or maybe I just haven't seen it

Michelle D said...

Hi Paul, it is a walnut flavored liqueur. If you can't find it you could replace it with some almond extract!

Sarah Pittard said...

Looks absolutely delicious!

Beth Niebuhr said...

It looks wonderful, Michelle.

Meredith Wouters said...

This looks amazing! I was going to ask about the Nucello too, but I see it in another comment. I wonder if you could sub some orange extract? I love chocolate orange flavor. I'm definitely pinning this recipe.

Michelle D said...

Thank you Sarah and Beth! Meredith, I think Orange extract would be yummy!

Lenie said...

This looks great and I love almond flavour - will be making this for some special occasion. Thanks for sharing.