Chocolate Shell CakeJanuary 24, 2011 at 12:00 AM | Posted in Desserts, Recipes | 3 Comments
Quick! Somebody get the inhaler!!!
Whooo…today was surprisingly filled with lots of cooking and baking! After running errands, taking care of school stuff, and getting in some reading, I finally got home and somehow it just hit me. BOOM! or CRASH! Not sure which one describes this emotion better.
Errmm….So I first want to apologize in advance. Really, I hope you’ll understand. 🙂 I know that as soon as you see this, you may just want take a huge bite of your screen. (I apologize for the bad lighting too)
Somehow, baking inspiration came to me and I decided to make some kind of cakey dessert. I wanted something sweet but not overly toothache inducing–while my goal was also to make it a bit healthier than it COULD have been. Sometimes, a girl just needs her chocolate and pastry fix. 😀
I really have this pleasure in coming up with my own dishes and baked goodies, and can never seem to follow a recipe either. I also love to show hospitality to family, friends, and my boyfriend Greg by concocting something mysterious and feeding it to them.
I assure you you’ll love this recipe. Enough blabbering and let’s get to work! Get your apron on, hair tied back, and your Kitchen Aid mixer. Or any mixer for that matter.
Chocolate Shell Cake
Inspired by a nutty amateur baker
1 C almond milk
1/2 C Earth Balance ‘butter’
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 a banana
2 C cake flour (not sure what regular white flour would be like)
1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt (or any you have on hand)
1/2 C white sugar
1/2 C raw sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Ingredients for Chocolate
I used just 1 C Ghirardelli 60% cacao chips
1 TBSP coconut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
The results are just amazing, and not overly sweet. ^.~*v
I hope y’all have a blessed day tomorrow and let me know how you like these if you try them! Or if you can veganize them, that’s even crazier and I’ll give you a prize. A big hug and a high five! And promise me you’ll have your inhaler with you.