Chocolate Blueberry Cake fitted the bill.
She says it makes 8 servings. I am more parsimonious. I liked baking it in a square tin (rather than a round one like Susan) because it is easier to cut small squares. Which is just as well because Sylvia decided to crumble up her piece while having a tantrum about not being able to eat the pieces I was photographing. As you can see above, I experimented with eating it with fresh blueberries and some maple syrup. I agree with Susan that it is a delicious way to eat this cake.
Deans Art) because the rest of the material - glitter glue, sticky sparkly paper and stickers - were hanging around the house. I think I could really get into making cards rather than buying them. Though I still haven't worked out about envelopes.
Yesterday we went to my sister Susie's house in Geelong for a birthday bbq. We had a great array of salads. I contributed a smoky potato, bean and corn salad. For sweets we were rather restrained and merely had some cupcakes and mum's pav. Erica made the GF white chocolate and chocolate mud cupcakes with pretty icing piped on top. We put some candles in these to sing Happy Birthday. It was a fun afternoon with the kids setting up shops in their bedrooms.
We Should Cocoa. The theme this month is Healthy Conscious. And for those who are interested in healthier baking, there is a great article on muffin makeovers from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
This time last year: Chocolate cake - the way mum made it
This time two years ago: Cheese and Almond Loaf
This time three years ago: Birthday chocolate cake and crazy computers
This time four years ago: Coconut Chai Cake
Slightly adapted from Fat Free Vegan
1/2 cup blueberries (I used frozen)
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup maple syrup (or date syrup, or other liquid sweetener)
1 teaspoon ground flax seeds (or chia seeds)
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup plain white flour
1/2 cup plain wholemeal flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup blueberries and maple or agave syrup
chocolate ganache and cream
Blend blueberries with some of the water. Add remaining water, maple syrup, flax seeds and balsamic vinegar. (I did this in my little blender attachment for my hand held blender so I couldn't do too much water at once and then I just hand mixed the remaining wet ingredients but you could just blend them all together in a bigger blender.)
Mix the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour in wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Pour into a lined 20cm square cake tin. (Susan used a round 23cm cake tin.)
Bake 30 minutes in a moderate oven (180 C or 350 F) or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out cleanly. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.. Keeps in an airtight tin for 4-5 days.
To serve you could top with fresh blueberries and drizzle with syrup OR dust with icing sugar OR spread with chocolate ganache and dollop some cream beside each slice.
On the Stereo:
The Trip - Various Artists: curated by Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey