Perseverance Chocolate Hazelnut Cake


Perseverance Chocolate Hazelnut Cake


“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”

~ John D. Rockefeller ~

Yes, my dear friends! Today I want to talk little bit about perseverance……

We all struggle at times…we all struggle for different reasons…..and yes, there are times we are ready to give up….ready to throw in the towel…..

….and I imagine we all gave up once or twice….we are….after all humans.

Yes, we all gave up at certain time, but we all learned a lesson….our mistakes made us stronger….it taught as a lesson….

…..and the lesson….my friends is…...NEVER GIVE UP…..there is always a way…..there is always SOMEONE or something watching over us…..

….whispering…..get up…..dust yourself of…..keep moving… will PERSEVERE!

Month ago I was walking down my rock driveway when I looked down and I saw these beautiful, bright and fragrant violets…..growing alone in the rock…..against all odds….without dirt….without water….without shade

Today….they are still there…..getting bigger….stronger…..multiplying…..

…..against all odd those violets survived and are thriving…..they persevered….they overcame….they succeeded.

When I saw those violets for the first time they reminded me of my little boy… Twitch who is dealing with results of a horrible accident after he was struck by an SUV 6 months ago.

…..just like the violets…..against all odds… baby is alive….working through his physical and emotional pain….day after day….taking one step forward & two steps back….but moving forward….not giving up….

I know he will PERSEVERE because he has SOMEONE watching over him…..and he feels love all around him every single minute of every single day.

So, you see my friends….no matter what you are going through…..there always is way out….there always is a solution……

You are not alone… matter…..there is someone watching over you…..there is someone who loves you….

….you matter to me……just keep moving forward & you will Persevere just like the violets in my driveway….I believe in you!

Today, I am leaving to Vegas for a blogging conference…..this is the first time I am leaving Twitch for more then couple hours since the accident….I know it will be hard for both of us…..

….I know there will be tears……anxiety…..fear

I know we will make it…..I know we will both persevere….

Perseverance Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

……but to make it little easier on Twitch I bake him Chocolate Hazelnut Cake  I named PERSEVERANCE CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT CAKE…..and every time Twitch gets anxious about being away from me he can have a little piece of cake to remind him that I will be back…..once the cake is gone… make him another one…..


  • 3 cup Buttermilk
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 cup Hazelnuts (chopped)


STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease 15 x10″ cake pan.

STEP 2: In a large bowl mix together buttermilk, flour, sugar, oil, cocoa and baking soda. Make sure everything is well combined. Fold in hazelnuts and pour the cake batter into greased pan.

STEP 3: Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpicks comes out clean.

STEP 4: Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing it onto cooling rack.


You frost the cake with  Chocolate Ganache & roasted hazelnuts for the decadent look  or you can just dust it with powdered sugar for everyday dessert.


Chocolate Hazelnut Cake


Before I leave you…..I would like each and everyone of you in some simple way to inspire or encourage someone…..then I would love of you to come back and share your experience with me or stop by my Facebook page Bibi’s Culinary Journey for a chat


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5 Responses to “Perseverance Chocolate Hazelnut Cake”

  1. Alexis Grace says:

    I am definitely learning a lot about perseverance lately…. life has thrown a lot of curve balls! But I will overcome- and while I am currently banned from the kitchen, maybe Lukus would be interested in tackling this cake (I LOVE the flavors!!)
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  2. Jamie says:

    You are inspiring. I hope you like hugs because you’re getting one when I see you tomorrow =)
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  3. Modern Gypsy says:

    That looks like a lovely cake…virtual hugs to Twitch and you. I hope he recovers soon … And have fun at the blogging conference! :)
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  4. LinsFood says:

    This looks so divine, I love the fact that it takes only a few ingredients, love it! Great advice, we all need to remember your words!
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  5. Yenta Mary says:

    What a good mom you are, making such a fabulous treat! It’s good for both of you, hard as it is, to take this break. And how thrilling will it be to then come home with stories to tell and hugs to share!!!
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