Chocolate. I eat it, I love it, I breathe it. I have it on a daily basis, I really do. I come from the country most famous for chocolate (step aside all you Swiss and Swedes, you know Belgian rule in this area) and so like to joke the stuff runs in my veins.
My love affair with chocolate started from a young age, with my Mum’s chocolate cake. The recipe came from a magazine cut-out that she kept on the fridge for years. The paper yellowed and became more stained with each passing birthday, but the recipe remained faithfully decadent and delicious. When I started to bake with her (and then quickly on my own, because that’s how my mum and I: are do stuff on our own, and everyone can kindly f*** off and let us do our thing) I took my lead from her Chocolate Bible: Chocolat: Fondre De Plaisir by Camille and Nathalie Le Foll.
This is the book from which I will be adapting 20 recipes for this year’s Vegan MoFo. I am starting late due working a crazy job in August and returning from a holiday only today, so I’ve got some catching up to do. I’ll be elbow-deep in chocolate and cake better for the next month. Will I get sick of chocolate by the end of September? Probably not. I’ve been eating it for 22 years and I’m still not sick of it, but I do like a challenge.
Today we’re starting with our first recipe, which is not a new one, but it’s the most important one: my mum’s chocolate birthday cake. The holy grail of chocolate cakes. Click HERE to get the recipe.