|Chocolate Almond Cake
The recipe, which I have since amended slightly, turned out better than expected, but not as good as I had hoped... which I suppose doesn't say a lot for my confidence. It has more to do with not knowing a lot about gluten free baking than anything else, and also the desire to make as healthy and dark a chocolate cake as possible without it being dry or bitter. I enjoyed the cake, and even ate it for breakfast a few times, and my husband and some friends of ours did as well, but my kids weren't so sure. The texture of the original was more like a brownie and not very sweet, which I attributed to using too much melted unsweetened chocolate and not enough honey. So I cut down on the chocolate and increased the honey on the recipe posted below. Regardless, the delicious cake, topped off with fresh organic whipped cream and strawberries, was the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of another year. Happy Birthday to me!!
Chocolate Almond Cake