Why cake, of course–and chocolate cake at that. For me, the choice is a no-brainer. Take the luscious chocolate cake in the picture. My daughter made that for me all the way from scratch. It’s practically perfect just the way it is. The only way it is made absolutely perfect is by zapping a slice for just a few seconds in the microwave until the frosting is slightly runny and gooey and the cake is warm and extra chocolatey. Yum.
I think the only dessert worth the carbs and calories is absolutely chocolate cake. Well, maybe not the only dessert . . .
Next on the hit parade of cake worth falling off the carb wagon for is carrot cake. Now, I’m not talking about just any ole carrot cake–I’m talking about slap-your-momma carrot cake like the one in the photo. Carrot cake that makes it worth it to cheat on your diet has freshly grated carrots, hand-shelled nuts (pecans or English walnuts, doesn’t matter which) and homemade cream cheese icing.
Even homemade cupcakes like these qualify as diet deal breakers. Grandgirl #1 and I made these, and it is important for you to know that those pretty carrot strand garnishes on the top took 40 minutes to make!
The last reason cake reigns supreme over pie is this fine example. I mean really, can you turn a pie into an Apple? I didn’t think so! This stunner was the groom’s cake at a wedding I attended. How cool is that? The brides’ cake was lovely, but this one took the cake. (You can groan now.)
So there you have it. Cake wins.