Saturday, September 4, 2010
A grain free, gluten free (but not taste free!) cake
My parents's birthdays were at the end of July and the end of August. I was unable to celebrate with them during those times, but they are visiting this weekend. So, I decided to throw together an impromptu belated birthday dinner!
I wanted to make a cake for the occasion, but sugar content is a concern because my mom is diabetic. Enter the grain-free gluten-free chocolate cake recipe from Emily at Joyful Abode! This cake looked totally scrumptious when I saw it on her blog a couple of weeks ago. It was super easy to make (I knew it had to be, Emily threw it together shortly after having her first baby), and, most importantly, I had all of the ingredients on hand.
I thought this would be a super dense cake, but it was surprisingly light. My ganache turned out a little on the thin side, so I just spread it across the top and let it drip over the sides. The cake went over very well, and I found it to be especially delicious after being in the refrigerator overnight.
If you haven't already, check out Joyful Abode. Emily posts a lot of healthy recipes, crafty stuff, plus super cute photos of new baby Anneliese!