According to Salary.com, if paid… a stay-at-home Mom in San Diego, CA would earn between $102,000 and $154,000 a year for her work as a mother. Is my husband reading this? The website lists all of the jobs that a mother does- you input your zip code, and it calculates accordingly. If you’re looking for a something fun for to do for Mother’s Day, you can actually print out or email a “paycheck” to give your mother (or spouse) for Mother’s Day. Here’s a little something for all the Mom’s- working outside of the home or not- for your special day this weekend…
And I’ve made a chocolate cake today in honor of my wonderful Mom and mothers everywhere. This chocolate cake feeds just TWO… for you and your mom. And it’s especially good for those of you who are whining about needing to lose weight, because after the initial indulgence, you won’t have any leftovers.
If you have a loaf pan, you can make this recipe. See how much batter is in there? Yep, that’s right…. just a tiny bit. In fact, the baked cake will only be about a half-inch high! Once baked, you’re going to cut it in half and make it a little two-layer, square cake.
A honey-almond flavored ganache is used between layers, and it spills over the top and sides as well.
Slap some almonds on the sides and the top and you’ve got yourself a pretty, gourmet-looking, EASY dessert.
Add strawberries for color…. and because they taste really great with the chocolate.
You’re supposed to chill it, but I tore into this cake when it was still gooey and dripping with ganache. After chilling, it firms up and becomes more fudge-like. Because there’s no flour in the recipe, this cake is not very cakey. I loved it. And my 6 year old partner in dessert-crime reported that it was a *major* restaurant-quality treat. This is the highest honor given to a recipe in our household!
Happy Mother’s Day MOM! And to all of the other Mom’s out there… I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend too. My plan is to relax, take a break from blogging & my obsession with Google Reader and spend some much-needed time with my family.
This recipe can be found here: Deep Chocolate Gateau