Did you know that yesterday was International Children´s Book Day? I am so grateful that my parents instilled a love of books in me which I carry to this day. In honor of the day, I decided to host a challenge called, ¨The Thunder Cake Challenge¨which is based upon Patricia Polacco´s book, ¨Thunder Cake¨. It is a beautiful story with lovely illustrations. It is about how a grandmother helps her granddaughter overcome her fear of thunder as they gather the ingredients to make a Thunder Cake. The recipe is included in the book too! The recipe includes an unusual ingredient:pureed tomatoes!
I made the cake and made one substitution. I substituted the shortening for sunflower oil. The result of this ingredient was that it was super moist!
My mother and sister in law were visitng and spotted the cake. They were quite keen on trying it and they adored it. They could not believe it! I made an olive oil and chocolate frosting (it was more like a thick glaze) that complemented the cake perfectly. The addition of the strawberries just made it look so beautiful!
I love the story and to discover and EASY and delicious cake to enjoy it with is even better!
If you have made the cake or want to try it, do let me know! I will share your goodies in a separate post!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!