Wednesday, March 31

My First Cake

After the lovely celebration with friends, my family treated me to a delicious gluten-free dinner at the Del Mar Rendezvous.  A delightful Chinese restaurant, they offered an entire gluten-free menu full of artistically displayed creations of seafood, rice and veggies. 
For dessert we returned to my home, where I had baked my first cake.  


Yes, I baked my own birthday cake.  I couldn't help it! What better time to attempt my first? No one can complain if it disappoints or is a catastrophe's my birthday, ha :-).  But really, it turned out just lovely.  

I followed a recipe from my new favorite cookbook, Allergy-Free Desserts by Elizabeth Gordon.  I was not about to take a risk with something as big as my first cake!  I chose a light, vanilla cake with vanilla, buttercream frosting, topped and layered with fresh strawberries. 

I ate my slice with chocolate drizzled on top and a small scoop of creamy vanilla, goat ice cream. 

It was HEAVENLY.  I hadn't eaten a piece of cake, even a cupcake, for almost two years.  Oh, how I missed it.  

Thank you Elizabeth, your recipe was superb! I look forward to many more delectable desserts from you as I slowly familiarize  myself with your collection. 

Now I must apologize, I got a little carried away with the pictures...but lets be honest it IS my first cake.


Stephanie said...

Bravo! This cake looks gorgeous! I'm glad it turned out so well. I remember my first attempt at a was a totally gooey disaster :P

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