There are rumours floating around that it’s International Chocolate Day.
I don’t know if they’re true, but it seems kind of fitting that this was the masterpiece I created today – raw chocolate birthday cake.
Technically this is another “practice” run for Miss 3yo’s birthday next week, but for a practice, I must say that it turned out pretty well.
We even practiced blowing out the candles and singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to her, so she’s definitely feeling the birthday love already.
To create this work of art, I used the raw ‘Austrian Sacher Torte’ recipe from Chef Amber Shea’s Practically Raw Desserts book, and iced it with her ‘Fluffy Chocolate Frosting’.
And then I finished it off with some coconut rainbow sprinkles.
Impressive, even if I do say so myself.
And what’s even more impressive, is that my daughter actually ate some. And then smeared the icing all over her plate. And then handed her slice to me.
I think it may have been a tad rich for her, and us for that matter. It’s kind of like a raw chocolate mud cake, so I think small slices are the way to go.
But it’s definitely an improvement, and she declared it to be “delicious”, so honour is satisfied, and we might just be headed for a successful birthday.
Want to make this raw chocolate birthday cake yourself?
I’d definitely like to post the recipe for this masterpiece (update: here it is), but until I find a spare moment to do it, you can find the recipes in Practically Raw Desserts.
It really is an awesome cookbook.
You can order Amber's cookbooks online today at Amazon, the Book Depository, or your favourite book supplier, and start playing with her recipes for yourself.
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And have an awesome day!
~ Nikki, Eating Vibrantly