Rich and moist chocolate cake that is drizzled with a creamy coconut custard instead of frosting. A refreshing twist! It’s the perfect end-of-summer dessert.
I just saw an ad today for a new product: “The wearable tracker for mindfulness, [our product] gives you awareness of when you’re feeling tense.”
Are you kidding me? I understand the Fitbit phenomenon. Who doesn’t want a constant reminder of how healthy they’re being (or not being).
But a freak-out tracker?? “ALERT: Karen, you’re feeling VERY TENSE right now. HIGH STRESS SITUATION GOING ON.” How exactly is this supposed to help me? (It’s like when someone tells you you’re in a bad mood. Nothing makes me grumpier than someone calling me out, even when it’s deserved.) Hold up, don’t stress Karen, but YOU ARE STRESSED.
Speaking of high stress situations. We took the kids to Chuck E Cheese this weekend. Like, whoa. I’ve never been as an adult. Eric went once as a kid and his only memory is that he threw up in the ball pit. Kinda hard to forget that one. (Those poor, poor Chuck E Cheese employees. I bet the stress-tracker would have gone haywire on them.)
We arrived and found security guards at the entrance. Um, excuse me, what exactly is going on in here that we need a bouncer outside? The kids loved it though, of course. (The games and pizza. Not the guards.) They thrive in greasy situations. (The kids. Not the guards.) (This is the best I can offer as a description for Chuck E Cheese.)
Now let’s talk decadent cake. This beauty is dreamy, creamy, and rich (anything but greasy :) The cake is moist and flavorful, thanks to the buttermilk. I like it because it doesn’t feature your typical sugary frosting. Instead it is topped with a thick and creamy coconut custard, which is not as sweet as frosting, but still offers amazing flavor and texture. I love this combination! Chocolate and coconut is the perfect match for late summer. I like it served cold or warm, but warm would be especially appropriate for the coming fall months.
P.S. Can I make a formal complaint about the Whack-a-Mole game? They’ve ruined it. It’s digitized so that you are whacking a computer screen instead of an actual mole. No wonder we need stress-trackers these days. We can’t even whack a real mole to let it all out. Am I beating a dead horse? A dead mole?
Other cakes you will love!
Cranberry Cake with Warm Vanilla Butter Sauce << seriously one of the best cakes I’ve ever put in my mouth.
Coconut Almond Sheet Cake: (this one’s vegan!)
Cinnamon Cake with Maple Pecan Frosting (a fall favorite of mine :)
More cakes and custards you will love!
Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake from How Does She
Irish Apple Cake with Custard Sauce from my girl Kayley at The Kitchen McCabe
Vanilla Custard Bundt Cake from Las Recetitas de Mirasen << This blog is in Spanish but it looks so good! I want to try it.
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