The Orangey Hazelnut Cake is a Dense Treat Perfect For the Holidays

 - Dec 24, 2015
References: butterlustblog & howsweeteats
In a flavor-packed dessert here just in time for the holidays, this satsuma and hazelnut cake is topped with seasonal pomegranate seeds. Created by Katie from the blog Butterlust, the simple, single layer cake has a rustic feel with anything but one-dimensional flavor.

Ground hazelnuts give the cake a heartier texture comparable to cornbread. Satsuma zest adds a fresh and acidic quality to balance out the nuttiness. For some extra holiday flavor, you can garnish the hazelnut cake with orange slices and pomegranate seeds. The treat pairs perfectly with a hot cup of tea, but it will also be able to sit on the counter for a few days (as long as it's in an airtight container).