Would you settle for a Fairy Hobmother....One by the name of Ian, who works for Appliances Online...a web retailer of household appliances? Let me explain...Ian A.K.A. the Fairy Hobmother routinely visits blogs and randomly chooses someone (from their comments) and grants them a wish. In this case anything they want for $50 on Amazon.
My wish was granted when I left a comment over at Brenda's Canadian Kitchen and now's your chance. You too can be visited by the Fairy Hobmother. Just leave a comment on this post making a wish about what you would like and the Fairy Hobmother might grant you your wish. Don't worry if you don't have a blog just leave your email address so the Fairy Hobmother knows where to find you.
Now how about a little piece of cake while you're waiting for your Fairy Hobmother to arrive. This Chocolate Amaretti Cake is rich and moist like a brownie with hints of orange and almond. You really can't go wrong with those flavors.
Chocolate Amaretti Cake
(adapted from Giada DeLaurentis)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup amaretti cookies (about 2 ounces)
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
grated orange peel
4 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350F.
Spray a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick spray. Refrigerate. Microwave the chocolate until melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds, for about 1 minute.
Combine the almonds and cookies in processor. Pulse until they are finely ground. Transfer the nut mixture to a medium bowl. Add the butter and sugar to the processor and blend until creamy and smooth. Add the grated orange peel and pulse briefly, until incorporated. Add the eggs 1 at a time. Blend until the eggs are incorporated. Clean the sides of the mixing bowl and blend again. Add the nut mixture and melted chocolate. Pulse until blended. Clean the sides of the bowl. Blend again.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the center puffs and a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes.