I’ve been dreaming of a creamy cake for days now. Not sure why. I always crave sweets, but a cream filled cake is typically not my favorite. I prefer flourless chocolate cakes and dense brownies (the more chocolate you can pack into 1 bite, the better!). The worst part about this craving is that I didn’t have a specific cake in mind. There seemed to be no easy fix to this problem, since I also had no intention of searching for the perfect recipe and baking for hours to satisfy my crazy sweet tooth. And then the stars aligned… I happened to be in the neighborhood of my favorite bakery, Tatte. The second I realized this, I knew what was for dinner: cake!
Not just any cake – a chocolate mousse cake (read: creamy = exactly what I’ve been craving!!!)
My guess is that this is white and milk chocolate mousse, covered in a rich dark chocolate ganache. There is also a bottom little chocolate crust with nuts.
Absolutely perfect with a skim decaf latte!
This slice of cake was actually gigantic! I drew a line on top where half of it was, and made sure to save that half when I got to the line. I also only drank maybe one half of the latte. Too much of a good thing. While enjoying my cake, I found a fun magazine:
Can you think of a better way to spend an evening when your husband is out watching football with his friends? I can’t!!
Looks like my usual Food for Life english muffin with Barney Butter and organic Maine blueberries, doesn’t it? Today there was a special little twist to my breakfast… cinnamon raisin FFL english muffin! Can you see the raisins hiding in the dough? Loved this kind too!
Mid-morning/pre-workout snack: 2 Ryvera crackers with toasted almond dessert hummus + 1/2 pear:
Lunch: mixed greens, roasted beets, pulled chicken, cucumber, goat cheese and cranberry salad:
Lots of great flavors going on here:
Mid-afternoon snack: 1/2 Koka Moka Pro Bar that I got at the Summit
I’ve seen these bars on blogs before and REALLY wanted to try them. At 360-400 calories, the bars are meant as meal replacements, packing a lot of nutritional punch on the go. There are lots of oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit and chocolate in this guy. I loved all the chocolate chunks and the almonds but overall found the bar to be a little weird. The seeds with the oats made for a strange chewy consistency and I thought they were a bit bitter. I may buy this bar if I’m away from home, in a hurry and really need a meal in a bar, but I won’t voluntarily buy these for snacks (only eating 1/2 at a time of course). Just my opinion
Lastly, I got a little hungry later in the night and wanted a savory snack. I guess cake for dinner doesn’t totally work I made a half ham and cheese melt (with a little dijon mustard).
I’m off to do some foam rolling. My muscles are SORE. Took a power yoga class today that wasn’t particularly hard in general but kicked my butt legs. My foam roller came with a little video I think I’m going to watch to learn some fun stretches with that beast. I’m just so wild when my husband is gone!
Cake may not be the most nutritious choice for dinner, but I ate lots of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats and whole grains during the day (+exercised) so I thought it was important to satisfy my craving so I could stay sane. How do you feel about cake for dinner (on occasion)?