“Yummy, yummy! There’s a party it my tummy!” said my husband after taking a bite of perfectly fluffy chocolate cake I whipped up today.
See, he is a sweetoholic, and a chocoholic. My love affair with desserts ended when I crossed into my twenties. Growing up I was famous for baking. I baked for family, friends, for people we barely knew–for their weddings, sometimes making as many as 20 medium size cakes for happy couples–no charge, just love as my currency, and they bought the ingredients, of course. But my taste buds had changed when I grew up, although even when I baked tones, I ate little of it myself.
In the last few days, however, inspiration struck me, and I was busy in the kitchen, while taking breaks from studying.
After whipping up the UPSIDE DOWN APPLE CAKE yesterday, I decided to try my hand at something my hubby would equally love–a chocolate cake. Of course it has to be vegan! No problem. I even went out and bought myself stackable cooling racks, just in case if I decided to bake more than one recipe at a time. While hubby was studying I whipped up what I was hoping would become his new favorite dessert–the less temptations he has outside the home to eat things I would not approve of, the better it is; although desserts, vegan that they might be, and a much superior option to all the junk out there, will never be considered health food in my book, I prefer that he gets his fix at home, rather than elsewhere.
I whipped up the batter, placed it in a pan, and then into the oven, and waited. When the timer went off, I pulled out a perfectly shaped chocolate cake out of the oven. Now it was time to wait more until the cake cooled off, so I could see if the inside was as promising as the outside. While the cake was cooling off we had our lunch:
then, while hubby attacked the dishes, I made chocolate glaze for the cake… and it looked B-E-A-UTIFUL!.
Don’t you think? And then it was the moment of truth… will it taste as good as it looks?
I cut off a slice, took a picture of it and… held my breath while sinking my teeth into the first bite:
“Oh, baby!” I said… and then I was speechless. A perfect, in every way, vegan chocolate cake, which can also be made as brownies, with addition of some walnuts and chocolate chips, was born.
Needless to say, hubby was there in a blink of an eye, getting his chunk of the cake… and I mean it was a CHUNK! He got a cool glass of almond milk to go with it, sat down, and that’s when it happened: ”Yummy, yummy! There’s a party it my tummy!” he exclaimed, and I knew that my weekends would never be the same–he will be badgering me from now on not only about an apple pie, or upside down apple cake, or chocolate chip cookies; no! now he will be staring at me with his big brown eyes, begging for a chocolate cake, until I buckle, weak in my knees, and cave in.
*sigh* Life is just great.
So, here is what I decided–since I was generous yesterday and gave out my “working” recipe of the UPSIDE DOWN APPLE CAKE to 20 people, today I will be generous as well, but on a smaller scale, since this recipe too, will go into my next cookbook.
First FIVE  people to leave a comment under this post will receive the recipe for this cake.
However, it cannot be the same people that got apple cake recipe.
All you have to do is leave a comment under the post, make sure to fill in your name and e-mail address into the comment form [don't do it as "anonymous"] and you will get the recipe of this delicious Vegan Chocolate Cake by the end of the day tomorrow, or as soon as there are 5 entries. And, yes, I would appreciate your feedback, once you trief making it.
So, what are you waiting for?