One of the best parts about my birthday is that I get to choose my own birthday cake.
Even though I have to make it myself, the choice is ALL MINE!
This year it was Nigella's Flourless Chocolate Lime Cake.
I loved it. It's rich. It's moist. It's light. It's tangy.
But the best part? The kids could only tolerate so much of it because of the rich tangy flavour that A) They were not asking for some every five minutes, and B) There was more for me to keep celebrating with over the next few days. And since its not often now that I eat cake or foods with refined sugar, I do make it worth my while when I do indulge!
Nigella's Flourless Chocolate Lime Cake
* I used about half this amount of sugar and it was still sweet enough. It may cause a difference to the balance of flavours of rich chocolate and tangy lime (do I sound like I know what I'm talking about? I dont!! Perhaps someone could shed some light on this if they know), but the final result still pleased me.
** I used 3tsp of raw cacao powder, as I find this has a richer flavour to cocoa, so did not use as much. Again, still pleased me.
Nigella serves her cake with Margarita Cream. See here for original recipe