thank you!

Wow, I am completely shocked at the amount of traffic and viewers who have found this blog in the past 12 hours, mainly due to the lasagna recipe!  This is also predominately because the accompanying picture was accepted on Foodgawker this afternoon, which I am also pretty surprised about!  So all in all, hello to the viewers from Foodgawker, thank you for the views, and thank you to those of you who have been re-pinning the picture on Pinterest as well!  By the way, you can now follow me there too.  More pictures will be added as I take them!

Tonight I am excited to share another recipe with you, but this time of the sweeter variety.  This is one of my favorites, because not only is it incredibly delicious, it is also extremely easy – only 5 ingredients!  Its surprising how light and cake-like it is.  This was my birthday cake last year and I served it with strawberries on top…sooooooo good, even my friends who had no idea what it was made of enjoyed it.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

1 cup nut butter – the kind with only nuts & salt as the ingredients (I used peanut, but feel free to use whichever one is your favorite)
1 egg (not sure how it would work if you used egg substitutes if you don’t eat eggs, but I would encourage you to try it and see)
1/2 – 1 cup honey (depending on your preferred level of sweetness; I prefer things on the “richer” side.  Also, you can change up the sweeter if you’d like, ie: stevia/agave nectar for vegan, etc.)
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup cocoa powder (also varied depending on how you like desserts, I tend to like a lot of chocolate!)

Preheat oven to 350.

In a medium bowl, mix nut butter with honey and egg, stirring well until blended together.  I just used a spoon, but a mixer or blender would work even better.  Add in the baking soda and cocoa powder, and making sure all the cocoa is mixed well.  Pour into a 9″ round cake pan, bake for 15-20 minutes, or until solid on top and slightly browned.  Let cool for about 30 minutes, then devour immediately eat a piece and save the rest for later, if you can! :)

Makes one 9 inch cake.

What’s your favorite type of dessert?  I love chocolate, including as dark as it gets – 100% cocoa!  Almost everyone I know thinks its gross (especially my boyfriend) but I love it!