Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Finally Back in Blogland!

Hello Dear Readers,

I have been so long away!  Excuse my looooong absence.  It could hardly be called a blog nap, it was so interminable!It probably qualifies for a full-on blog coma!  But I am back for a little while at least!.The picture directly below was my gift to a friend; decorated sugar cubes.  They are not the most accomplished, but given with a loving heart.

Why couldn't mine look like this?  Perhaps with practice!

Finally, dear Readers a recipe for a gluten-free chocolate cake that is to die for.  Try it, and I can almost guarantee that you will love it, despite the unusual ingredient!

Garbanzo Bean Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

1- 19 oz. can of garbonzo beans ( chick peas) drained and rinsed
4 eggs
3/4 c. white sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 and 1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips melted in the microwave

 Preheat oven to 350 degree F.  Grease and flour a 9 inch cake pan with gluten free flour.  In food processor or blender combine the garbonzo beans and eggs and puree until smooth.  Add white sugar and baking powder. Pulse and scrap down the sides of the food processor until the ingredients are well combined.  Melt  chocolate chips in the microwave using a microwave-safe  bowl, stirring every twenty seconds until completely melted.  Add to the bean mixture and combine until well blended.  Pour into prepared pan and place in preheated oven for 35-45 minutes.  Check the cake at 35 minutes by inserting a tester into the center.  When it comes out clean, remove from the oven and let rest on a cake rack for 15 minutes before turning out to cool.  Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve warm or cold.  Yummy!


  1. Welcome back just in time for HaPpY Thanksgiving Teatime! the cake looks delish! and your sugar cube decorating is wonderfully creative ~

  2. Loving this Rose!

    It is indeed delightful to have you back dear friend!.., It was lovely to speak with you today and hope you've had a happy and delicious Thanksgiving dinner with lots of yummy, amazing food, great conversation, warm fellowship and most of all, thankful hearts for all of God's richly abundant blessings my dear lady.

    The recipe looks fabulously delicious; cannot wait to try this Rose! ~ Love those pics also.

    Hugs, Wanda Lee

  3. Hi: We have missed you. I am so glad you are back. Love the sugar cubes, I think they are cute. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  4. Hello,
    your tea vignette looks really lovely. I never spied out how to make this cute sugar cubes. They look like posies in a poem album. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  5. It is so good to have you back!
    Your post today is "delicious"! That cake looks divine to me! Yum! I have never tried to make sugar cubes, I think yours are "sweet". Your tea cups too are just beautiful.

  6. Welcome back to Tuesday Tea! You have been missed! I love the teacups!
    I have never tried decorating sugar cubes mostly because I don't have a steady hand but yours are lovely! I will have to try that chocolate cake as I have have a friend who is on a gluten free diet. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea today.


  7. A tea in your honor ... how nice! Love the sugar cubes and the tea cups. So pretty! Happy Fall and Happy Tea Day!

  8. The sugar cubes you made are pretty. I like your teacups displayed on the stand and that cupcake ornament is so cute.

    Thanks for the gluten free chocolate cake recipe.

  9. Well, I think your sugar cubes look wonderful!
    Too nice to use in fact, lol!
    I love your stand with the pretty china on it.
    And the cake is intriguing!
    I have quite a few gluten-sensitive friends and this sounds like a great cake to try to make for them.
    Thanks for linking up to Simple Joys!

  10. The sugar cubes are so pretty, what a great idea! Your gluten-free chocolate cake looks delicious. I never considered garbanzo beans to be an ingredient for such a yummy cake.

  11. I always wanted to decorate sugar cube but i dont think i have a talent for it! but it looks soo pretty! thank you for sharing the gluten free choc cake, i need to save and print the recipe for making it soon!