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).
Say cheese! 😀
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)?