I have updated this recipe and you can find it here .
It was Ma McCarthy's birthday on Sunday and Walker and I hosted a little birthday dinner for her. I made butternut squash soup followed by Walker's kale salad from my posted on the blog in 2014 .
Walker and I took these photos today at lunch and after we finished shooting it I went to put the ice cream back and Walker was like "What are you doing? I'm going to eat that!" hehehe. I had a piece too. It was still just as moist as when I made it yesterday. The quinoa really keeps things moist and the dried cranberries added such a nice tartness. As per my recipe below, dried tart cherries would also be totally amazing instead of cranberries.
The best part about this recipe is that you'll probably have these ingredients in your kitchen already because it's nothing fancy or out of the ordinary. I had to grocery shop for the other dinner items but it was a good thing because I ended up spotting a new ice cream I've never tried before by Woolwich -- goat milk ice cream... simply GENIUS! First of all, I love goat cheese and goat yogurt, so it's about time they came out with an ice cream :)
Goat milk... in case you weren't aware is much easier for those with dairy sensitivities to digest because there is less of the problematic casein in goat. This is why I personally can eat goat products and be totally symptom-free. I found it at my local health food store but I have a feeling it must be a new-ish product because it was the first time I have ever seen it.
I also toasted coconut for the top of the cake and I will tell you how I did that in the recipe below.
This flourless chocolate cake is super moist and flavourful!
You've likely noticed the natural sugars in this recipe are more than most of my joyous recipes. I consider this cake to truly be a "treat". This is why I made it for Ma McCarthy's birthday - a high quality indulgence. However, it is far healthier and more delicious than any birthday cake you could buy at a grocery store.
By the way, the butternut squash soup was creamy and simple. I am hoping to post that recipe this week!
Have a joyous week!