3.20.2014

Because I'm happy.

Today is Spring although the weather has yet to convince me of this, it's my Friday and I'm letting you in on one easy peasy flourless chocolate cake recipe and if that doesn't make a person happy then I guess your glass of half empty goggles need to be adjusted. As if I needed another reason to smile, today also just-so-happens to be International Day of Happiness! Yes there may be a day dubbed for everything under the earth but this one's surely one worth celebrating.

My happy place looks different on any given day to be honest. Sometimes it comes from hitting the snooze button multiple times because we all know that it makes all of the difference. Grin. It can come through the smell of freshly brewed coffee. It can be delivered by the post man in the form of handwritten snail mail or even a message from a friend who I haven't heard from in a while. It can come through an empty agenda and completed 'to do' list or the high after a great workout. It can come from an embrace from my hubs or through a smile from a stranger. I believe that although we will experience the valleys the perspective can determine our time it will take to reach the mountain top. My happy place comes through remembering that the journey is just as sweet as the reaching the goal. 
But ultimately the endless supply of happiness comes from the undeserving grace and unfailing love of my creator. 

And chocolate cake. Enough said.
Serves 6-8 OR one - you choose.

Gather the Ingredients:

225g dark chocolate
100g butter
150g caster sugar
175g icing sugar sifted
4 eggs, beaten

1. Preheat to oven to 180C and grease a 20cm round cake tin.
2. Use a double boiler or a smaller pan within a big pan and over gently boiling water, melt chocolate and butter.
3. In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks with the icing sugar until pale and creamy.
4. Fold the melted chocolate into the egg mixture.
5. Using a clean whisk, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, then fold gradually into the chocolate mixture
6. Using a spatula pour the mixture into the greased mold, then bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes, until slightly cracked on the top but still gooey in the middle.
7. Sprinkle with icing sugar and enjoy. 

What's your happy place???

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11 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! All those things make me smile too! :)

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  2. those pictures...I would make it now if I could.

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  3. Looks yummy!! I am a fairly new reader. Looks like you are fully adjusting to life in GB with those measurements :)

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  4. This looks so yummy!! I buy a flourless chocolate cake from Trader Joes and it is so good - almost like fudge! I will have to make this this weekend :) :)

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  5. I had no idea it was possible to make a cake without flour. Learn something new everyday! Count me in for trying THAT out!

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  6. Love your happy place(s)! Mine vary just like yours. And today, reading your latest post is part of my happy place :)

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  7. Yummm, I could definitely go for a Chocolate cake right about now!

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  8. Oh yum. Chocolate definitely makes me happy!! Let's see what else...fresh flowers, my favorite song on the radio, my little family and you. :)

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Love hearing from you, every thought and sweet note is a blessing. Thanks for being a day maker :)