It was my birthday on Monday and I asked Mr. DIY to make me a gluten free, flourless chocolate cake.
It was a big deal for me and I couldn't wait to have a piece because I haven't had any sugar in over two months.
that included Christmas (and two weeks before that)
You see, I've been on a no gluten, no sugar, no dairy diet since then.
I'll share the reason why some other time.
I found the recipe on Confections of A Foodie Bride while scouring Pinterest about a month ago.
She calls her creation the American Beauty Cake. You can find the recipe and instructions on the link.
|Confections Of A Foodie Bride - Used by permission|
Mr. DIY's cake turned out as rich looking as the photo above, I didn't get a photo with my good camera or good lighting because we were all anxious to eat the cake!
Do you blame us?
Mr. DIY made me a gluten free, flourless chocolate cake many, many years ago, but this one was even better.
Our round spring form pan broke, but we happened to have a heart shaped spring form pan, so that's what he used.
The only difference between the cake Mr. DIY made and the American Beauty cake is that he didn't put corn syrup in the glaze and left out the liquor.
Formerly being a pastry chef (don't be hatin' on me ladies), he knew to increase the chocolate chips when he left out the corn syrup. (he doubled the amount of the chocolate chips)
This cake is so rich, our daughter and I couldn't finish our little slices of cake even though it was soooo good. I think my favorite part of the cake was the top layer with a little whipped cream.
It was definitely worth breaking my for.