Sunday, May 3, 2009

Celebrate Spring! (with some cake!)


Had a nice, low key kind of Sunday with a family dinner at the end with grandma, Aunt Karen and cousin, Michael. I did get out biking earlier in the day for the first time this spring with dd11. :) Our neighbourhood is pretty hilly, and I'm not great on the bike gears, so got the heart pumping a few times.

We had BBQ chicken (very good simply marinated in olive oil, lemon juice and zest, garlic, oregano and salt and pepper), grilled Naan bread, salad (mixed greens Mache mix, avocado, blackberries, goat cheese, lemon juice and olive oil), and raw baby carrots. The best, of course, was the chocolaty dessert. From the Celebrate Spring! article in the latest Healthy Cooking by Taste of Home, dd and I made the Chocolate Raspberry Torte. (6 pts) It got rave reviews from the company.

The cake called for raspberries on top of the cake, but I couldn't find any at the couple of stores I went to, but the strawberries looked pretty good. To make the four layers, you have to cut the double slabs in two. It was a little crumbly (cake was probably a little too warm), but overall not too difficult. The filling is a mixture of light cream cheese, icing sugar and seedless raspberry jam. You can also sprinkle the top with icing sugar, along with the fruit, the idea is to save calories on icing. You don't really miss it. The fruit makes it quite delicious.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

7 comments:

Wei Sic Meow said...

YUM!!!

ani pesto said...

Oh My!! Put it away, I'm sure I'm not allowed to look at photos like that....

yummmmmmMMMMMMM!!!!

Kelly said...

Oh wow that cake looks so darn good.

new*me said...

oh my! Yum!

I bought a huge flat of strawberries this weekend and made the family waffles with berries and cream.

I love strawberries but man....on that cake!

misssarahlou said...

That cake looks divine! :o)

JanetM97 said...

Thanks girls! :) had another piece tonight- and - you guessed it -still tasty! Now if only non-chocolate food worked as well. ;)

Cammy said...

Oops, I'm sorry, I drooled all over your blog. :)