Have you heard the infamous 1982 Bill Cosby bit where he let’s his small children have chocolate cake for breakfast? (Yes, I wrote this before Cosby was a bad word, but stay with me here…) It went something like this:
“The child wanted chocolate cake for breakfast! How ridiculous! … And something in my brain thought about the ingredients: eggs! Eggs are in chocolate cake! And milk! Oh goody! And wheat! That’s nutrition! … And their father said, ‘Chocolate cake coming up!!’ … And five children sat at breakfast and the morning music was playing and they were eating chocolate cake and singing songs to me: ‘Dad is great! He gave us chocolate cake!'”
In the story, the Mom, upon arising, did not find this scenario remotely amusing. And we know why. The average chocolate cake is not the healthiest thing for anyone any age. But, there are ways to tweak the recipe, and not only make it better, but make it healthier. Now, this is NOT a recipe I condone for everyday eating. I made this for Easter dinner. It was a huge hit. And I thank my friend Mariefrance for sending it to me! This is a wheat-free cake.
I served this with Vanilla Rice Dream (as we don’t do dairy), and I ate it plain. Warm out of the oven, this is similar to a freshly baked brownie! People have no clue there is flour missing.
Remember, everything in moderation. And you should enjoy these simple pleasures in life. Life is NOT about total denial, rather 90%/10%. This is my 10% for this week!!! That means you stay on task 90% of the time.