One of my all-time favorite flavors is hazelnut. I love hazelnut cake, I love hazelnut frosting, I love Ferrero Rocher, I love Nutella… the list goes on and on.
When my dad’s birthday came around, I asked what kind of cake he wanted, to which his reply was “a nut cake”. I tried my hardest to get him to be a little more specific, but alas, I was left with “a nut cake” and nothing else. I had seen this recipe for a hazelnut brown butter cake on Smitten Kitchen a while ago, and had been looking for an opportunity to try it out… and since hazelnuts qualify as nuts (I think they’re not one of those seeds-posing-as-nuts), I had my “nut cake”.