Can you have your cake and eat it?
I have to admit I am more of a savoury girl than a sweetie. However some days, especially when there is a distinct nip in the air, and a little bit of blue in my mood…I want cake.
Carrot or coffee sponge would be best; without nuts preferably (It is not that I dislike nuts, in fact I spend a lot of time with them….but I don’t want them in my comfort cake).
Iced or plain, I do not mind.
A little square of sponge that soothes the soul.
A little slice of magic from so few ingredients.
Cake is possibly the nearest you can get to a hug from a food item.
Is it that it reminds us of childhood? Or of Happy Birthdays. Weddings and Christmas…it seems all celebrations should contain cake.
I believe it was Julia Child that said, “A party without cake, is just a meeting.”
And I think we can all agree we need fewer meetings and more Parties.
So I shall celebrate it being Thursday with a slice of coffee cake, just the smell of it baking has lifted my spirits.
I have my cake; I shall take great pleasure in eating it.
Hugs and love
Sky @ thesideplate.com