One of the greatest privileges of blogging is the community... meeting wonderful and inspiring and forward thinking people. Michelle from What's Cooking With Kids just happens to be one of those people!
As a mom of four now, I love and appreciate Michelle's mission. She is determined to get kids eating 'green' and to celebrate the goodness of locally grown foods. She teaches kids and their families to not only enjoy delicious home made foods, but to give back and support their communities. (She was even invited to the white house to meet Michelle Obama!)
When I found out Michelle had a new book out I was so excited to be able to make something from it!
I sat down and read Michelle's Whole Family Cookbook (seriously, I read it like a novel... she has some awesome and down to earth and funny information in there!) I sorta ended gravitating to the sweeter recipes that she offered.
I know. I know. I have an addiction to anything baked or make with sugar. Its more like a sickness.
I decided to make her Flourless Chocolate Cake. It was my first flourless chocolate cake ever.
I gotta tell you... I love it. The flavor is so rich and deep and decadent. Its sexy. Its mouth watering. Sublime.
I may or may not have discovered this when assembling the cake... as in, when it was still in its pre-cooked form.
Basically, I tried the batter. It rocked.
But since I knew how deeply rich and wonderful the chocolate was, I knew I couldnt decorate it any ole way. No amazingly sweet buttercream. No ganache. No more sugary sweetness needed.
Well... not much more. I did end up going with the standard powder sugar sprinkling... but I also added a few grapes.
These grapes were slightly tart, so the pairing was just amazing for those of us who love a playful twist on flavors.
Thank you Michelle, for introducing me to a wonderful version of cake that I am sure will be made many more times in this house. I cant believe I made something that is gluten free! I need to do this more.
Thank you for promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyle choices for our children!
You are making the world a better place girl! :)