March 2, 2010

Alive and Thriving

I want that phrase to be my self-fulfilling prophecy right now. It has so many meanings! For example, yes I am still alive and thriving, though you wouldn’t know it by checking on my blog. One of the things keeping me away from the blog, however, is the one thing that generates the most post material anyway, so that’s mighty convenient. :)

Indeed, Sun In Bloom’s raw dessert offerings are very much both alive and thriving.

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As I brainstormed a number of additions to this selection, I got to sample the “Ooh-la-la,” a raw chocolate chai cake. Suffice it to say that it is very well named!

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The bottom layer is chocolate-chai flavored while the upper layer is chai, but without the chocolate. And the whole thing is slathered in raw white chocolate buttercream frosting!

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I really might not have known it was raw if I didn’t know that beforehand. Who cares, anyway, when there’s delicious cake in your life?!

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Excited to get my hands back into raw dessert-making on Thursday night. Here’s hoping I’ll have a winner on my hands!

That said, I’m always looking for inspiration for new creations. Which traditionally non-raw dessert would you want raw-ified?

22 comments:

moretolifethanlettuce said...

hmm..cheesecake of any sort. wow that chai cake sounds AMAZING :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

wow. i can't believe your food artistry, diana!!!! omg i am beyond impressed with these works of art (food) that you're making!

raw'ified peppermint patties, remember when you told me that :) seems like a lifetime ago :)

anyway...what do i want rawified. I have made what i have needed in general but am always wanting more...I'd say if you could make a raw vegan GF cinnamon roll dough, I'd be impressed. I have seen it done but it takes so many steps and 18 hrs...more the GF vegan is important than the raw :)

or just show us your lovely creations, that's more than enough!

Diana said...

Thanks, Averie! I wish I could take credit for the chocolate chai cake but alas this particular creation is not mine. I just had to share my own Sun In Bloom "ooh la la " moment!

Dominique said...

I just had a mug of chai tea while watching the late night news tonight. Now your post makes me want cake. Damn!!

I recently had a chocolate banana cake with whipped chocolate frosting and while it was all-natural, raw it was not.

Or maybe some raw, all-natural Samoa Girl Scout cookies. I've been seeing those on the blogs recently and a gander at a no name box at the grocery store made me realize that I'll never have those again (I stay away from corn syrup). If you could find a way to make those Samoa cookies all-natural and raw, I would name my first born after you--if I ever decide to have any ;)

runwritetherapylife said...

Two words Diana: Taste. Tester! :)

I would want a raw-ified desser involving pb and chocolate. Or apple pie! The possibilities are endless. Or cupcakes. I love cupcakes. Mmmmmm.

Christine (The Raw Project) said...

Ah, I love raw-izing recipes. Let's see, peanut butter cups!

greensandjeans said...

Wow. I didn't think anything could top that carrot cake, but the chai cake looks a-freaking-mazing.

Katie ♥ said...

wow that chai cake is looking soooooo good!!!!

Hmmmmm I would say grasshopper pie I would like to make raw!!!!!

balancejoyanddelicias said...

woooo!!! these look really good. I like cheesecake and tiramisu, so if they come in raw form, I'd love to try! :)

Gabriela said...

I'm salivating into my cereal over that cake right now. Seriously, I can't wait to try this stuff! Molten chocolate cake would be my raw dessert of choice :) Have a great hump day!

mrssturgis said...

Do you ship to Boston? :)

Jenny said...

alive, thriving, and you forget 'gasmic. you're my raw hero.

Sophie @ yumventures said...

That cake looks ah-maz-ing!! I am so happy for your awesome accomplishments !! =) Chia + chocolate = heaven.

katherine said...

I'd love if there was a way to make a molten chocolate cake, but raw. Naturally, it wouldn't be served super hot, but warmed within the limitations of "raw" with the ooey gooey center and a scoop of raw ice cream would be pretty freakin' amazing.

Jocelyn Steiber said...

I went to a raw Dessert place in NYC last night! (One Lucky Duck) I love raw desserts! Most of the time you can't tell they are raw at all! So delicious : )

xo

Jocelyn

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

Hmm, can you rawify blueberry pie??? That used to be my very fav dessert. =)

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

What! That chai cake looks AMAZING!!!!! Need it in my mouth immediately.

BroccoliHut said...

Raw Girl Scout cookies?

Andrea@CeleryITCity said...

..this is in Brooklyn? I can actually access it?! Looks so good! I would definitely want Thin Mints made raw. Or peppermint bark!

Shannon said...

wow, i can't wait to go there and taste some of those delectable goodies!! i'm with you, i don't care if something is raw/vegan/whatever it it's good! and in that case, it's probably better :)

Gena said...

I am beyond impressed!!! You have become quite the raw unbaker, lady -- I can't wait to sample the goods in person ;-)

Tebasile said...

Wow.... this cake looks amazing