While we’ve been busy working the disaster this week, one day during lunch one of my volunteers said “tomorrow we should order dessert”. I got to leave the office that day at a normal hour, so I went home inspired to do something other than sleep. I looked around the pantry and found a recipe for a chocolate cake. As I started mixing ingredients I realized that I did not have all the ingredients and started substituting as I went. Well, this one was a success!
I started with chocolate cake decided it wasn’t chocolaty enough and figured what has Ghirardelli chocolate ever harmed? Apparently nothing – because it was great. The recipe wanted a cup of milk – so instead it got three more eggs. I stumbled around the kitchen looking for cake filling and found a jar of homemade blackberry preserves (not from this home, but one of my volunteer’s). I did have to go to the store to make my frosting, because there is no substitute for homemade cream cheese frosting.
I was worried whether or not people would like it, folks did enjoy it a lot. I claim not be a cake maker, but maybe I ought to do this sometimes instead of my usual cookies/bars/brownies.