A Cake whilst Convalescing

On a rainy, windy, mild November day you cannot beat the smell of a chocolate cake baking in the oven whilst you sit and read in the late afternoon light.  The dimness is punctuated by a quietly lit lamp, and my favourite bands are serenading the silence in the background.  Right now, I am convalescing after being kept up most of the night with a bad stomach.  However, I did find the energy to bake a cake.  It’s a trial run for the cake I hope to bake for my mum’s 50th birthday party on Friday.  Fingers crossed it’ll come out great.  The recipe was taken from Vegan with a Venegeance and slightly adapted to make it gluten free as well as vegan.   If the cake tastes as great as the batter did then we’re in for a treat.  Even when I’m ill, I’m not very good at doing nothing; idly sitting aroung makes me stressed.  And, I’m not very good at watching TV or films in the day.  Thus, I make a rubbish ill person.  It doesn’t help that I’ve got studying I should be getting on with but, for a change(!), I lack motivation.  What do you do when you’re ill?…

…Fast forward a couple of hours later and…

I’m pleased to say that the cake was excellent.  May I present to you, the rich and decadent Raspberry Blackout Cake with Ganache-y Icing (except I replaced the raspberry component with strawberry, and rice flour instead of plain (wheat) flour).  Gluten free, vegan awesomeness.  Honestly, I think every vegan kitchen should have a copy of Vegan with a Vengeance.  Sorry ther’s no recipe.  I’m not sure if I’m allowed to publish the recipe due to copyright laws, even though it has modifications.  You’ll have to buy the book :)

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2 thoughts on “A Cake whilst Convalescing

  1. You may well have to do one of those things… It has sugar in it though. Tom took it into work today and it’s gone down a storm. Wish I’d kept some at home for me!

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