Saturday night we celebrated some birthdays. Not a big deal, right. But what do families always have at birthday parties…CAKE!
Cake is probably by far my favorite sweet treat. When I was pregnant with my son, I would bake a cake almost every week and of course, eat it by myself. I love cake. Chocolate cake. Yellow cake. Marble cake. Strawberry cake. German cake. Angel food cake. It doesn’t matter, I love cake. Period. I also love cake batter. My mom always wondered why her cakes were a lot higher than mine when they baked until I finally told her it was because I would eat half of the batter before I put it in the pan. So you see, I have an addition to cake…and frosting. I can’t tell you how many times I bought and ate an entire can of frosting all to myself in one sitting.
Cake isn’t necessarily part of the plan for healthier eating. But it’s also one food I will not give up. No way. No how. However, I realized I don’t have to eat an entire cake or even half a cake – a nice-sized piece will do just fine. It usually satisfies my sweet tooth cravings.
Well, at this little birthday gathering we were having, there were several choices for cake. There was the typical marble cake with white icing. YUM! And then, there were four other different types of cake cut into quarter sections (from a round layer cake) arranged nicely on a platter. There was red velvet (okay), carrot (better), German chocolate (even better) and then a chocolately on top of chocolatey ooey gooey goodness one. Guess which one I picked? Yep, I ate the chocolately goodness one…the best of the bunch. Not the entire quarter, but a slice and a half. And darn, if it wasn’t the best tasting chocolate cake ever.
I was going to stop after one slice, but my husband wanted to taste some (he chose the red velvet one instead) and mine was already gone. So I sliced a little chunk off another piece for him, although I ate most of it!
Fortunately, my other food choices for the rest of the day were part of my plan for healthier eating. So, I didn’t feel the least bit guilty for indulging in the ooey gooey goodness of that slice of cake. It was so worth it.