This activity combines some of the world’s best things; chocolate, creativity, messiness and taste-testing! One of my favourite people (hi, Mum!) had a birthday recently and she’s usually the cake-baker of the family so I thought she should take a break and have someone else make the effort for a change. Even better, I was able to keep my plans a secret by cooking in my partner’s kitchen so it was a total surprise for her!
I’m a big advocate of healthy eating as a way to improve your happiness and mental well-being but I also like a good dose of junk food now and again (and again and again). For my mum’s birthday I decided to treat her to something truly indulgent – an anti-gravity chocolate cake! This recipe can be found on the BBC Good Food website and is extremely easy to make though somewhat time-consuming. I didn’t even use a mixer, just a balloon whisk and some elbow-grease.
Check it out!
And the final result…
Pure, unadulterated, chocolatey bliss! If you’ve got a birthday coming up or know someone who deserves a treat, consider spending a little time creating something indulgent and delicious just for them. It will make you feel good to be putting your time into treating someone else and you can eat the scraps as you go along! Win-win as far as I’m concerned.
Please feel free to share your baking successes (or failures!) in the comments below and let me know what kind of food helps bring you happiness!