Boston Cream Pie gets a healthy makeover…as a poke cake! This low carb, gluten-free dessert is easy to make and truly delicious.
Today marks my 43rd birthday. That is right, I have been on this earth for 43 long years. And what have I got to show for it? Nothing much, really. Three beautiful children, a loving husband, a wonderful extended family whom I don’t see nearly enough of, a nice house in a great neighbourhood, good friends in many corners of the world, a fantastic job that I love and that I devote far too many hours to, delicious and nutritious food on the table, access to good schools and clean water, an active and inquisitive mind, and a body that is in better shape than it was 20 years ago. Yup, not much to show for the past 43 years. I’d better get working on that.
But I DO have low carb Boston Cream Poke Cake to show for it. That’s gotta count for something, right? I actually wish I was having this for my birthday. There’s a whole lot to love about this cake, with its tender almond flour crumb, the sweet vanilla pastry cream oozing into the holes, and the rich chocolate ganache on top. Alas, I am not having it to celebrate my natal day. I had to make it several weeks ago to get ready for posting today. But maybe YOU can enjoy it and toast my birthday in celebration? Thanks, friends, I appreciate that.
As it happens, I am doing a whole lot of nothing for my birthday. I told my husband that I really didn’t want any presents this year. And I meant really mean it, I am not secretly hoping for some sort of shiny, glittery doo-dad or other. I simply asked him if he would find a way to spend the day with me so we could go out and explore on our own, no children in tow. And when we come home, we will have a big feast of smoked brisket from my favourite Portland BBQ food cart. And if we are craving something sweet, I will whip up an easy treat like my Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookies or my Easy Blender Mousse. Or my new (and not yet posted) Single Serve Brownies (coming soon, I promise).
So those are my birthday plans. 43 ain’t so bad.
Please see my Low Carb Boston Cream Poke Cake on Swerve Sweetener.
Food energy: 336kcal
Total fat: 29.85g
Calories from fat: 268
Total dietary fiber: 3.02g