Thursday, May 30, 2013

honey chamomile cake.

The truth is, my mind has totally been freaking out lately. It all stems from the fact that I only have one semester left of college and, in my minorly self-deprecating opinion, no idea what I'm doing with my life. I've been trying to practice mindfulness, reminding myself that everything will work out, to focus on one day at a time, and I am indeed talented.

Don't get me wrong, I'm so supremely excited to see what the rest of my life will be like. For now, the eternal amount of possibilites whizzing through my brain sometimes seems to be too much. I wish they'd calm down and remember that what matters right now is right now.

My lovely love told me this week that "the future is just a bunch of tomorrows". He might of thought it was a little funny, I thought it was a lot wise. The thunderstorms in Minneapolis last night came at a good time as it seemed like a warm invitation to spend a night alone and release some negative energy. I threw on my new Laura Marling vinyl, and baked a cake.

This honey chamomile cake is really nice. A classic nighttime soother takes the form of a simple cake. I hope you'll use good quality honey; the flavor will really come through. I enjoyed my piece with some homemade jam. It was nice.

This a a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before. // Maya Angelou

Honey Chamomile Cake

1 cup good quality honey
1 egg
3 Tbs melted coconut oil (sub butter or canola oil)
1/2 milk, barely boiling
The contents of three chamomile tea bags
1/2 tsp vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare one eight inch cake pan.

Empty contents of tea bags into milk and let steep for ten minutes.

Place honey in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on high for three minutes. Add egg, coconut oil, milk (with tea leaves), and vanilla and beat for one more minute.

Add flour, baking powder, and salt into mixer and beat until combined. 

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick, inserted, comes out clean.

Let cool completely before slicing. (dust with powdered sugar, if desired)

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