Flowered Flourless Cake

For Magaly’s Prompt on Real Toads, using homophones.

Flowered Flourless Cake
“Your body is not a temple. It’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain

This quote comes to mind whenever I cook something –
decadent, stylish, awesome –
few things are more satisfying
than a flourless cake
frosted with dark chocolate ganache
and decorated with real flowers
especially on a spring day –
I prefer flourless to gluten free,
especially made with ground hazelnuts
and almonds and a lovely shiny ganache.
Placing the flowers about is such
an easy and joyful task!
Decorate your temple on the inside.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carrie V. H.
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 15:32:01

    That cake may be flourless, but it sounds divine Toni! I love that Anthony Bourdain quote as well!!


    • kanzensakura
      Mar 16, 2019 @ 18:13:11

      It is one of my favorites of his. Whenever my MIL starts bawling about too much fat, caffeine, too much cream, I always tell her this.

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  2. sanaarizvi
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 15:36:56

    Delicious imagery in this one, Toni! ❤️ “flourless” and “made with ground hazelnuts
    and almonds,” yes please! 🙂


  3. Magaly Guerrero
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 16:04:57

    There is something about cake–flour or not–that makes itself lovable, isn’t it? And right now, especially as spring dances in (slowly), who doesn’t a flower or three?


    • kanzensakura
      Mar 16, 2019 @ 18:16:11

      Yes it is. I keep hazelnut and almond flour in the freezer and also the ground nuts as well. I love a dark bittersweet ganache. with or without real flowers.


  4. coalblack
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 16:13:44

    My choco cake is gone. Someone must have stole it. Yes, I am sure that must be what happened… 😉


  5. merrildsmith
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 16:15:28

    Beautiful cake, Toni! Chocolate and hazelnut–yum!


  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 17:25:45

    This sounds so delicious, and using nuts instead of flour just adds to the taste…


  7. revivedwriter
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 23:55:46

    That looks and sounds delicious!


  8. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Mar 17, 2019 @ 00:38:05

    I’ll be over for afternoon tea….


  9. Kerry
    Mar 17, 2019 @ 03:11:40

    The final line is a beauty!


  10. kim881
    Mar 17, 2019 @ 04:06:15

    Your ‘Flowered Flourless Cake’ looks and sounds delicious, Toni, and I love the Anthony Bourdain quote! It’s morning here and you’ve got my mouth watering and my stomach grumbling!


  11. Shawna
    Mar 17, 2019 @ 08:42:37

    I can’t tell you how badly I’d like to taste that.

    I don’t usually love typical flour cake — just the icing. But I think I could seriously get down on yours.


  12. anmol(alias HA)
    Mar 17, 2019 @ 09:13:11

    Ah, it sounds delicious! Now, I am craving something sweet and chocolaty. I loved the last line. 🙂


  13. Susie Clevenger
    Mar 17, 2019 @ 18:01:01

    It sounds delightful. I am such a poor cook. I so love the idea of decorating the temple inside.


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