Monday, October 6, 2008

Day 6: Chocolate Cake

Isa posted this on her blog awhile back (recipe here!). It looked very yummy and, for once, I had all of the ingredients on hand so hooray! Little did I know that this cake would spell disaster for me. Read on!

Okay, first I should write about the cake and not my turmoil. This cake is simple, yet fudgy and decadent. Usually I only make ganache as a topping to drizzle on buttercream icing, so I was expecting something much thinner. Instead it was thick and wonderful (OR WAS IT?!).

Onto my pain! The chocolate-overload that is this cake managed to set off some sort of latent chocolate intolerance or allergy or something else equally dreadful. I'm pretty sure that it's just an intolerance and not an actual allergy (my family has a lot of food allergy experience), so that's good. I think if I only eat a little bit of chocolate every once in awhile then I'm fine. For example, the little chocolate shavings in ice cream don't bother me, but cake/brownies/cookies and even my beloved chocolate hemp milk are going to have to be shelved for the time being. Don't worry! We can get through this. Together.


seitanismymotor said...

Oh no chocolate intolerance totally sucks...especially if I look at that amazing cake.

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

I have food allergies/issues too. I really need to go to an allergist to get them properly diagnosed. I would cry if chocolate was one of them.

Bex said...

aww, that's no good.
That cake looks so good though.

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