a better cake

With a good recipe and a little help, something sweet to celebrate with can come together healthier.

I used a classic Martha yellow cake recipe with dark chocolate frosting for company the other night.  But I just had to tweak it a bit.

I only put half of the sugar in the yellow cake, tasting, of course, to confirm it still was simply sweet.

I chose to follow the frosting recipe's sweetness exactly to make up for the milder yellow cake.

Our company brought dinner: the most incredible Indian cuisine I've had.

And ended with cake that was rich in cocoa, not necessarily in sweetness.

The best part for me (besides getting my hands on a large piece of cake) was seeing Caroline pull out a birthday card for our guest with her own birthday message to him, completely of her own accord.