Our kitchen looks like a scene from Worst Cooks in America: flour coats the side of our black KitchenAid stand mixer, droplets of melted chocolate polka-dot the counter top, egg shells litter the sink. There’s nothing I can do to prevent this… if I decide to make a cake, without fail, disaster will ensue. I’m thankful this doesn’t reflect on the final product, but it does leave me on edge as I cut that first slice.
The cake is more delightful than I would have expected. I’m not sure what I was expecting exactly. Despite being a Bostonian, I’ve never before tasted Boston Cream Pie. As a gluten-free dessert, however, I think it exceeded all of my dreams. Oozing out the middle is a creamy, rich custard. There’s no holding back from swiping it with your finger. It’s impossible. On top, there’s a dark chocolate ganache. And in between all of this is a delicate cake that’s given body by coarse homemade almond flour.
I know the cake won’t last long, despite all efforts to restrain ourselves. We’ll grab a fork and make our way through it, bite by bite. I give it two days before it’s gone.
To try this gluten-free Boston Cream Pie yourself, you can get the recipe in my post over at the Easy Eats blog.
Now, you may have noticed a little change to the design of the site. Yup, that’s right! There’s a new logo at the top! It was designed by the uber talented blogger (Saveur Food Blog Nominee), Russell of Chasing Delicious. I approached Russell a few weeks ago about hiring him to create my banner, because while I think I have a pretty good eye for design, I have NO CLUE how to execute it. Give me a camera and I’ll take a picture. But ask me to draw a straight line, and you’ll get a circle. It won’t be a pretty one either.
So, I went to a professional.
Russell created the perfect logo for my site, one that represents what A Thought For Food is all about. I’d like to publicly thank Russell for his stellar work. Thanks, my friend!
Ok… I think I’ve said enough. Go eat some cake!