February 2, 2011
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Once upon a time in a land far FAR away- I made cakes that could give you tears of bliss. I was the cake lady- if there was a birthday party I was quick to offer to bring the cake- and on many occasions I would show up with two just for fun. They were miles tall- always 2-3 layers (sometimes more) and what was special about them- their moisture! They were soft and fluffy and tender- AND unbelievably moist. This month marks my one year anniversary of giving up Gluten. I'm celebrating by sharing with you a cake recipe that I am incredibly proud of. A recipe that it literally took me a year to understand how to create once again. I have made a number of cakes in the past year- and they weren't bad- but they were just average nothing to write home about cakes. Which frustrated me to no end. I can't tell you how many times I said to my husband "What is wrong with me?? I should be able to do this by now- all I do is bake!!" Whats funny is that in every other aspect of my life I am pretty relaxed and go with the flow- but when it comes to my kitchen this odd level of perfectionism comes over me. It developed in the last few years- never have I been a perfectionist about anything before in my life! Usually I lack the focus to make this trait possible. At any rate- Im thankful for this focus- and I'm ok with being hard on myself at times- I think its healthy to challenge myself. Otherwise these recipes that make me so proud would never exist.
So *Cheers* to One Year of Being Gluten Less- here is my recipe for the moistest chocolate cake you will ever have.. People will often say " My family didn't even know it was Gluten Free" Its my thought that they should NEVER know the difference. So may I present to you one of the best cakes I have ever made/had in my entire life