Nigella + Chocolate Nutella Layer Cake

"The trouble with much modern cooking is not that the food it produces isn’t good, but that the mood it induces in the cook is one of skin-of-the-teeth efficiency, all briskness and little pleasure. Sometimes that’s the best we can manage, but at other times we don’t want to feel like a postmodern, post-feminist, overstretched woman but, rather, a domestic goddess, trailing nutmeggy fumes of baking pie in our languorous wake." – Nigella Lawson

I've always loved this quote by Nigella from her cookbook How to be a Domestic Goddess.  Every time I read it, I feel it was written about me, and in fact, it probably describes most female home-cooks today.  Brisk and efficient one day, caring and unhurried the next.

Today, I was a domestic goddess.



Chocolate Nutella Layer Cake

(recipe from Sweetapolita)

This special little cake was boxed up and sent on its way to a gorgeous little boy's 1st birthday party.