What my degree in IPE didn't teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life…
My first little experiment of the year. I needed a cake for a friend who is gluten & lactose free. I didn’t have any fancy flour and didn’t have time to go to a health store, so I had to find another way. I looked up flourless chocolate cake recipes, but they all required so many eggs. And I really didn’t want anything flan-like. Finally I found a compromise: (in one of my MANY all chocolate cookbooks. I keep getting them as gifts. I can’t explain it =p) an almost flour-less chocolate cake. It only required 1 tbs of flour. I used buckwheat (which I have on hand for pancakes) to keep it gluten free.
Here’s the cake recipe – easy peasy and totally yummy. It was dense, but not flan-like.
Now this yummy cake needs something – a caramel cookie something. I whipped up a batch of my favourite salted caramel and mixed in gluten-free cookie crumbs. Then I just poured it on and suddenly a basic chocolate cake became a decadent treat.Enjoy the sweet treat!
What’s your favourite kind of birthday cake?