Birthdays at my work always come in twos and threes, and so it was last week. Chris celebrated his birthday on the Monday, followed by our gym junkie, Boris, on the Tuesday. Now Boris is a big guy - not quite as pumped as Arnie in his day, but you get the idea. This means that you do not mess with Boris.
Boris likes to look after himself, and prefers lower calorie cakes than I would normally make. He loves the chocolate date cake, made with silken tofu, but I refuse to make that again, especially as I have already made it twice, once for him especially. This means I had to get creative and do a little Google searching for a suitable cake for Boris's birthday. After following a few false leads, I came across a recipe for Black Devil's Food Cake, which is stated to be low in fat and cholesterol. Perfect!
As you can see, it is a lovely tall chocolatey cake, which I added a few more calories to by frosting it with cream cheese frosting (albeit light cream cheese):
If you are looking for a naughty but nice option for a birthday cake that is not as aesthetically challenged as the chocolate date cake, then this could be the recipe for you.
Taking us back into the realms of the naughty, here is a slice of a wonderful bread pudding that I purchased from Eugenie French Cake Shop at 192 Commercial Road, Prahran:
This is a fabulous slab consisting of stale brioche melded together with custard and sultanas, and decorated with icing sugar. You get a hefty slice for just over $3. It is magnificent, but don't eat it before dinner, or you'll definitely spoil your appetite.