Saturday, April 28, 2012

Chocolate Fudge Cake for Lee's Birthday

Today is my colleague Lee's 40th birthday.  Happy birthday Lee!  Lee is hosting a wonderful party for the occasion, into which she has put so much effort and planning.  I don't think I have put so much effort into anything since I ceased having to choose then timetable University subjects.  I hope Lee has a magnificent evening.

To celebrate Lee's birthday, I made her a cake for work.  Lee is on a weight loss plan at present, so I made her a Low Fat Chocolate Fudge Cake from the Australian Women's Weekly 501 Low Fat Recipes.  You can find the recipe online here.

This is the cake before frosting:

However, a birthday cake is not a birthday cake without decoration, so I made it a little less low fat by making up a frosting with low fat cream cheese (250g) and icing sugar (100g).  The decorations are writing gel, silver cachous and crystallised violets.

This is what the cake looks like once sliced: 

Lee seemed to enjoy her cake - glad she liked it.

Have a great weekend all.


Jill said...

It looks great, and it was so thoughtful of you to make a low fat cake for her!

Elaine said...

It is so pretty. She could indulge in a little frosting with a low fat cake. How very thoughtful of you!

Gloria Baker said...

Love this special cake Cake law!!

yummychunklet said...

Your colleague Lee is such a lucky guy. I'll take those fun cakes you make any day!

Johanna GGG said...

lovely birthday cake - I think I need to make some this afternoon because I am sick of having a couple of eggwhites in the freezer and never know what to do with them

Cindy said...

I hope Lee had a very happy day! The cake looks too yummy.
You have been one busy lady in the kitchen. So many yummy things to eat!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I bet she loved the cake as it looks absolutely gorgeous! :)

Kayte said...

You always make everyone feel so special on their birthdays...a cake and then you always personalize it just so for each person. What a nice thing to do...and the cake looks beautiful.