It was my birthday last week, and I wanted to have something really yummy for a cake. In the past, I've tried all kinds of cakes and pies for my birthday, and haven't been super excited about any of them until I discovered.... Cocoa Butter Cake! This is a fabulous recipe that tastes very similar to chocolate cake....yes, CHOCOLATE cake. :) When I first tasted the cake my mom had made, my first reaction was to say, "That's chocolate cake!" and was a little worried it wasn't completely SCD-legal! But cocoa butter is simply the fat from cocoa beans, so it's perfectly legal. It's also chock-full of antioxidants!
We included the recipe in our downloadable cookbook "Favorite Chicken Recipes," and I said it when we published it and I'll say it again: The Cocoa Butter Cake recipe alone is worth getting the cookbook! (Although there are a bunch of wonderful recipes included that I use often!)
(By the way, the Favorite Chicken Recipes cookbook is 50% off until April 30, using the code CHICKEN. Check our homepage every month for a new sale on our cookbooks and booklets!)
The day before my birthday I whipped the cake up, as I already had cocoa butter on hand. (You can find it here to buy.) I love that it's quick to make, tastes even better after a day or two, and is great even right out of the freezer. I refrigerated it (after taking a few pre-birthday girl bites...) and didn't have to do a thing for dessert on my birthday the next day!
I enjoyed being taken out by my guys to Mimi's where I got a chicken breast topped with flavorful handmade guacamole, grilled onions, with lettuce and tomatoes...yum!
Jim had stopped and plucked some blossoms off of a tree for me on the way home from work, and the boys each made a card - what a sweet way to remember the blessings of this year. I'm so thankful for my wonderful family and the great health and good food I enjoy on the SCD!
Wow, looking back in my pictures I think I found the first photo of one of my first Smashburgers - could it really be 4 and a half years ago?! We discovered Smashburger about a year after we made our second big move to another state, and after I tasted Smashburger I was hooked. We have made it a weekly tradition to eat on Thursday or Friday nights, because really no other restaurant compares taste-wise for a great SCD dinner. And the price is good compared to other sit-down restaurants.
I order a Create Your Own, Big burger, with no bun, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, and extra grilled onions.
There is good reason Smashburger is now expanding to other parts of the country! Check their restaurant locator to see if there is one near you... I sincerely hope there is, so you can also enjoy the juicy, flavorful goodness of a Smashburger!
Hi! I'm Erin from NoMoreCrohns.com... My Crohn's has been in complete remission while following the SCD for 13 years! What is everyday life like for me? Stop by for glimpses into my healthy life full of my husband, kids, shopping, cooking, homeschool, and the constant search for SCD-friendly foods!
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