Yes I baked my own birthday cake this year, at my insistence. I wanted to feel good about eating more than one piece of it, so I made this gluten-free business pictured below, it's a flourless chocolate cake with a raspberry something, coulis maybe? The cake recipe is from Cook's Illustrated, it should've been a tah taha hajt a (this is the new way to indicate a psychotic mandible-chomping fake laugh) "piece of cake", but I am the shittiest baker ever, so I overmelted my chocolate and things ended up the tiniest bit grainy.
Nonetheless! This much good chocolate can never really be bad. Recipe forthcoming someday if I'm ever bored again.
This is an often-NSFW, mostly gluten-free kitchen notebook that also occasionally threatens to turn into something else and fails, thus remaining its same old cryptic and superficial self. These posts begin to fail to explain (start at the bottom).