My mother and BGE’s mom and dad all came down for the weekend. Mamabear’s dog, Holly, came too. We had some wedding things to take care of, but it was also mom’s birthday so of course I baked her a cake. It’s made with amaranth, which means it’s gluten free…but let’s not go calling it healthy because it has lots of chocolate and coconut oil and brown sugar and all those things that make a cake taste good.
This cake….this cake. I don’t know where to begin. Let’s start off with the texture. It’s super thick, almost like a solid ganache. It’s deep and dark and not too sweet, with an almondy finish. Don’t even attempt a slice without having a chilled glass of milk ready. It’s so solidly chocolate that you only need a small piece to be satisfied. That didn’t stop my mom (who is less 4’10” and weighs nothing) from sneaking into the kitchen and slicing off more and more of the cake. She kept making noise about how guilty she was about having too much cake, but we told her it was her birthday so she better enjoy every bite.
If you look close at that picture, you’ll notice that the hearts form a triangle, but there is a heart or two is out of place. That’s totally okay. Everybody’s mother has a screw loose and that’s what makes them our moms. That’s part of what gives us our loose screws too.
adapted from baking bites
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