Friday, 2 October 2015

5 Years Of e-elise etc!

blog turns 5 cake

October might just be my favourite month of the year. With Autumn on the way I can start to dig out my beloved knitwear, Halloween goodies start popping up all over the shops and it also marks some big blogging achievements. Not only does Blogger's Bookshelf turn three later this month (already?!) but today also marks five years since I started writing e-elise etc!

In honour of five years of blogging I decided to bake a gluten free treat! After much stress over trying to find a recipe that, a) I had all of the ingredients for, b) I really wanted to eat, and c) actually rose as it was supposed to (I'm looking at you failed first attempt!), I settled on this chocolate creation.

The recipe I used was the Chocolate & Almond cake from Cake Angels by Julia Thomas which happens to be both gluten and dairy free. As the tins I had were smaller than those suggested for the recipe, I ended up with three layers rather than just two and decided to add some of the filling mixture on top of the cake along with a few hazelnuts. To finish off I added a couple of decorations; a washi tape garland (made using some tape & string from a #paperhaul box) plus a cute number 5 candle.

Whether you've just discovered it recently or have stuck around for a while, thank you all so much for taking the time to read e-elise etc!
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