In my family, ever since I was a little girl, we have always had the tradition of birthday breakfast.
The best parts about birthday breakfast?
The good ol’ days, celebrating birthdays with Mom.
Ready for birthday breakfast
Waking up to a festively set table, time together in the morning when no one is rushing and, of course, a far more elaborate breakfast than the average day.
As a chef, I can’t help but remember each of the foods that my family members likes and dislikes.
We celebrated my Mom’s birthday a while back, and in honor of her special day I decided to use all of my mom’s favorite sweets — hazelnuts, chocolate, coconut and “dry, Italian almond cake” as inspiration for one, crumbly, delicious birthday cake.
This cake comes out with a deep caramel flavor from the coconut sugar/hazelnut combination, the nutella is the perfect complimentary icing, and I highly recommend topping it all off with some coconut whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Needless to say, my mom loved it and I think you will too!