How do you make carrots and chocolate taste good together? You put them in CAKE! Triple Nut Temptation Carrot Cake will change everything you know to be true about carrot cake. Traditionally, carrot cake is made with oil, walnuts or pecans, no chocolate, and with cream cheese frosting. We however decided to turn that on it’s head and do something totally different! We use butter instead of oil for richness and a delicate, small crumb texture; we add chopped up pieces of Triple Nut Temptation (which has roasted hazelnuts, pistachios, and almonds in rich dark chocolate); and we use a thick, decadent dark chocolate ganache frosting. The cake itself is very light, delicate, and not too sweet, and the frosting adds a rich, delicious chocolatey finish. Trust us, you’ll never look at carrot cake the same again.
When the cakes are completely cooled, frost generously and add toasted hazelnuts about halfway up the sides of the cake. Serve and enjoy!