Sunday, January 9, 2011

Christmas Cake


Joe's parents flew in to Arizona on Christmas evening, and we decided to greet them with a festive dinner.  Living within the constraints of a limited kitchen (as in, there's no mixer) and not wanting to buy a bunch of ingredients that we'd never use up in the three weeks we're here, I opted for the simplest of desserts: a chocolate cake.

The meal was a lamb leg, marinated in chipotle, adobo, and lime accompanied by roasted root vegetables and a citrus/serrano pepper/cilantro salad.  In keeping with the southwestern theme, I found this lovely (and adventurous) Mexican chocolate cake (balsamic vinegar in your cake, anyone?) online from Pink Bites.  I also found a tiny tiny bundt pan in the cupboard!  Home. Free.


I made the glaze from the recipe too (YUM).  And then sprinkled pomegranate seeds on top.

Because nothing says Christmas like the juicy red garnet seeds of the pom. Nothing.

2 comments:

Jene said...

I watn a FB "Like" button on this one. Yum! Looks great!

Melaly said...

Looks yummy! and beautiful.