cakes, prose, woes -- the photos, food & thoughts of a french-speaking seattle-native in brazil

In the end, you're just happy you were there—with your eyes open—and lived to see it. -AB
In the end, you're just happy you were there—with your eyes open—and lived to see it.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

For Me, A Birthday Cake

chocolate orange brick cake

Today is my birthday, not Salty's, but me, the editor in chief. 24 years old. So i'm home alone today (don't feel bad for me, we're flying to Rio de Janeiro tonight) and well, it's my birthday, so i need a cake. Chocolate and orange is my personal favorite flavor combination, you know those chocolate orange balls at Christmas time that you smash on the table and the slices fall out like a flower petal. Well, as this ws a fridge-cake (absolutely nothing in the fridge) i had to scrounge. And this is what we found.

I'm flying to Rio in a few minutes (literally) so i will leave you with these brief words and way too many shots of my little cake. Ok ok, and the recipe. When we get back from our voyage, know that there will be many stories and photos to share of the cidade maravilhosa.

Ingredients: 1 cup white rice flour, 2 tbsp oil, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1 tsp vanilla extract, pinch of salt, 1 egg, 1 tbsp tapioca flour, 1 tbsp milk, 1 tsp baking powder, zest of one orange, chopped chocolate.

Method: Mix the wet, mix the dry, and combine. Add the zest and chocolate and bake at 180C or 350F for about 20 minutes. Makes 6 cupcakes or 1 mini loaf.


M.Lane said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I'm going to try to bake this cake.


Corin said...

Happy Birthday! Also, I want to eat that cake... Enjoy Rio!

Moira - Tert├║lia de Sabores said...

Feliz Aniversário!
Muitas Felicidades e muitos anos de vida :)
Grande beijo

anna said...

Happy birthday! That cake looks awesome - chocolate and orange are so good together!

Nani said...

Happy Birthday Mallory!!! This cake does look yummy!

have you tried the brazilian version carrot cake with chocolate? You should! haha My husband fell in love with it, and he asks me to bake it every weekend!

Simply Colette said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is Sunday 7/11! Have a good one!

Parita said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a great time! Cake looks fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled upon your blog. So glad I did! Very inspiring!

Tricia in Cabo Frio, Rio

Jenn/CinnamonQuill said...

Mmmmmm, chocolate and orange, a perfect match. Your photos take my breath away; they are astounding!

Anonymous said...

mucho delicioso - chocolat laranja bolo
amor mae

Bonnibella said...

Happy Birthday, I like the rustic-ness of the candle. Beautiful.