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Chocolate Cake – With or Without the Calories

Chocolate Cake with Raspberries

For me, one of the greatest gifts in life is chocolate cake. The second is shopping. On this National Chocolate Cake Day, you can have your cake and eat it, too, with some great cake and a bit of shopping!

I’m a purest when it comes to chocolate cake. A moist, rich, decadent chocolate cake with two or three layers and covered with extra thick, dark ganache will take me to a world I never want to leave. I pretend every bite is calorie free, while I savor each mouthful and softly hum some weird joyful sigh. I’m happy and unapologetic for licking my plate clean! Sadly, not every cake deserves a weird joyful sigh.

I prefer a beautifully decorated bakery cake or one made completely from scratch – never, ever covered in canned frosting – and displayed on a pretty cake stand.  No matter who bakes this cake, a trained pastry chef from Charleston or a novice reading the recipe from a new cookbook, the first ingredient must always be love. Yes, you can taste love! Without that, it’s just cake…

Chocolate Cake with Berries

January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day. If your New Year’s resolution is to lose a few pounds in 2022, I don’t mean to suggest you go off your diet. But, really, will one day of cake and shopping with your favorite gal pals hurt? No! Have your cake (or at least a big mouthful) and then shop off the calories!

At LHD, we’re working hard to welcome you and your friends to our new location, which is opening really, really soon! If you’re sticking to your resolution and avoiding temptations, I’m proud of you! A dose of LHD – whether online or in person – is as good as chocolate cake…without the calories! Guaranteed!

Happy National Chocolate Cake Day!

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