This post is brought to you in partnership with Lavazza. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
What are the holidays without a bit of indulgence? I can’t think of a Christmas without chocolate! No way.
And what goes better with chocolate than the perfect dark and velvety brew. You know I’m talking about Lavazza’s Perfetto Espresso Roast. If you haven’t tried it, you’ve got to because I know what I’m talking about. Perfetto is smooth and rich, making it the ideal accompaniment to a slice of chocolate cake – which was made with coffee in mind.
This gluten-free chocolate cake is not fluffy nor overly sweet, rather its dense yet moist and sinfully delicious. Adding to its richness, I spread a thick layer of chocolate cream cheese frosting on top with freshly crushed raspberry and shaved dark chocolate. Oh my!
Rich, moist, creamy, flavourful, chocolatey, mouth-watering cake. Yes friends, it’s amazing.
There’s nothing like a piping hot cup of coffee on a cold fall day, paired with a favourite treat to make you feel all the comforts of home and the holidays. In the afternoon, right before Little A comes off the bus from school and while Abigail is still napping (somedays), I pour a cup in a one of my fancy china cups and indulge in the moment. Sipping on Perfetto coffee with a slice of dark chocolate cake is just one of life’s many pleasures that must be enjoyed every so often.
We all have a favourite treat and times during the day or week, that we stop to enjoy them. From a sweet homemade recipe, to a fanciful dessert at the cafe – what do you indulge in from time to time? Do you have a specialty coffee that you drink with it? I’d love to know what your go-to is!
For more espresso inspiration using Lavazza’s Perfetto Roast please follow our Lavazza Passionistas pinterest board!
Ingredients Instructions Notes Original recipe modified from Jamie Oliver: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chocolate-recipes/gluten-free-chocolate-cake/#mTyFPbDapc26sIyq.97
Original recipe modified from Jamie Oliver: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chocolate-recipes/gluten-free-chocolate-cake/#mTyFPbDapc26sIyq.97