Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Vegan Lower Fat Deep Chocolate Bundt Cake

When I was younger I thought I would be one of those women who would take age as it came, grow old gracefully, let the sands of time drift as they may. I am not one of those women. I don't know whose crack pipe I was smoking out of when I thought this, because I am scared shitless of looking old. I had a dermatologist appointment this morning, because of my (crazy Irish, albino) lilly white skin, I need to have a doctor check it every year for skin cancer. It not a big deal, except the whole stripping naked thing, and then the whole process where the old man looks at your naked skin through a magnifying glass, cellulite at 1000x it's actual size...purty!
While I was there I thought that I would ask him a few questions that have been on my mind lately about my skin.

"Do you think that all the running I do will cause the skin on my face to sag and create saddle bags that hang from my face and I'll look like Droopy Dog?"
- No

"I think my face has aged more than two years in the past two years, should I be worried?"
- No, you're just looking at your skin more closely, I don't think that we need to discuss "age management" with you for at least another 3 years.
"Three years - God, I thought you were going to say 7 or something like that, 3, I must look like shit!"
(doctor looks up and smiles)

"What about this purple line on my face, I just noticed this, what is this?"
- It's a vein, you're fair skinned, veins will start to show because your skin is so light, if it becomes a problem we can laser it out for (get this) short money. No problem.

I left the doctor thankful for the fact that I don't have skin cancer, but maybe even more thankful that in the future I will be able to fix my face for "short money" should I decide to take corrective action against time and gravity.

Well, chocolate cake sounds good right about now doesn't. Oh, smooth transition on that one JB.
As I mentioned before, CB's mom bought me the Veganomicon cookbook for my birthday last month and this is the first recipe that I made out of it and it was FANFUCKINGTASTIC. It tasted like real honest to god, full fat, animal product filled chocolate cake, without all the guilt. I'm not going to post the recipe because the book is so new and I want you to want to buy it, but if you leave a comment with your email I will send it to you. It should be in your recipe box, it's so good. How Good Is It?

Rating = So God Damn Good

10 comments:

Sharon said...

Ooh yes, please send me the recipe!

AlwaysJoy said...

Can you send it to me?
I am so glad you are back I have missed your blog!

Patricia Scarpin said...

You crack me up. Seriously.
My skin is very pale and I have loads of freckles - maybe I was Irish in another life? - and I know I have to be careful. Other than that, I don't care about getting old that much. I can't stand the idea of injecting Botox to my face and I work for the company that makes it, for crying out loud. :)

Gorden said...

Pretty please!?! I must have the recipe! Please! I am desperate for a healthier alternative to chocolate cake!
gordenandkristinwren@hotmail.com

Thanks!
Kristin

Alana said...

I'd love the recipe for a healthier chocolate cake! Thanks!!
agordo@sympatico.ca

Alana said...

I'd love the recipe for a healthier chocolate cake, thanks!!
agordo@sympatico.ca

KMS said...

Me too. Can I have the recipe?
bookfreak@gmail.com

Thanks.

Sarah said...

This looks fabulous!

Loved this post. :) I always felt like I wouldn't care about aging too, but I find myself searching for more grey hairs in the mirror more often than I'd care to admit... ;)

Ana said...

Hi!
My name is Ana and I got here through Patricia from the Technicolor Kitchen blog.
Wow, I really like your blog, you have great pictures and I really like reading your posts!
Now, would it be ok for you to send me the recipe for this cake?
I looove to bake and since my son developed a lactose intolerance I have been looking for ways to change some of my recipes.
Needless to say that my 6-year old favorite cake is chocolate cake, so it would be nice to have a tried and true vegan recipe for it.
Really, your cake looks gorgeous, I can only imagine how good it was!!
And now that you mentioned the book, I have been reading such wonderful reviews about this book.. I guess you did make me "want to want it" even more!
Thanks and very nice to meet you!
Ana

(oh, and I also have a cooking blog, take a peek if you want to!)

Bridget said...

I just found your site and love the comments and such. Fun fun fun! I am no cook/baker, but would love to try the chocolate cake recipe. thanks chica! piarsqr@yahoo.com