Shoshie was born at the end of Pesach in 1992, and every few years, her birthday will fall during the holiday. This is a burden because she likes her birthday cake. And, of course, traditional birthday cake is not pesachdik. While we are not as observant as we could be, cake in the house during Pesach just doesn't feel right.
Shoshie made it clear, Pesach or not, she wanted a birthday cake on this, her 16th birthday, or she would be unhappy. And Shoshie does not suffer in silence. Or alone.
The thought of pesachdik cake brought up of visions of this
Not pleasant. The pictures on the boxes are misleading. The cakes tend to taste more like the box than any honey or chocolate cake you can imagine.
We told her that we could take these
stack them and pour chocolate sauce over the top for a chocolate delight. She was not amused.
I shared my quandary with friends last Monday and C told me about a flourless cake on, ironically, the King Arthur flour website. She had not made the cake but the picture wasmouth-watering.
So I tried it.
Not as pretty as the website picture but the taste was as good as you might imagine. I decorated it with a mint sprig and served it with mint chip ice cream. Yummy.
Bis a hunert und zwansig yohr, sweetie. PRM