What do you think of when someone says "chocolate cake"? I tend to think of something like the picture above, layers of moist cake and rich frosting, chocolate on chocolate. (This beauty if from our upcoming gluten free cookbook, so sadly you'll have to wait for the recipe.) It's luscious and totally indulgent. I'm not really one for afternoon sweets because I hate the idea of ruining my dinner, but sometimes you just need some cake. Especially towards the end of the week, everyone is tired and ready for the weekend, but some afternoons you know there's still a significant amount of work to be done. So instead of pushing through when my brain is sluggish and I'm not at my best, I take a break. I set a timer so I know it's only a finite amount of time and then I take a quick nap or settle at the table with a slice of cake. It means I'll have to work a little bit later but in the end the work I do will be much better. A little indulgence goes a long way towards re-charging my mental batteries and this cake is so worth it.
June 13, 2008