.;Life is a theater. People come and go. They play their roles and once done, they move forward. I strongly believe there are reasons that almighty brings some people in your life. He knows you will need their support in the difficult times to come. Sometimes we don’t realize their presence in our life and how they played their part and moved again. But for me this was the second time, I came across such situation. And know how much their presence has influence my life and well being.
I met Vipula ma’am through a friend. A trained yoga teacher full of life and most welcoming face. And a positive attitude. My first thought was, she is so much like Ammi. Full of positivity and a smiling face. My ammi always had a smile on her face. And her daughters genetically got it from her. Whatever the life situation or crisis , face it with a smile and courage was her attitude towards life. Till her last breath , there was a smile on her face. That is how I want to keep her memories. Past these two years life has been rough patch. Loss of both ammi & papa in a year had been too painful. We knew this was destined but letting it go is difficult. Vipula ma’am during this time time supported me a lot. There was a time and still is when breathing becomes difficult. In the silence of the night memories take over and yearning to be near ammi and feel her warmth of her smiles and hugs. Though it’s the way of life and each has to cease but the human nature cannot accept the truth and seek answers .
So this chocolate cake was my little token of gratitude for the support she has given me and to many others too.So on her birthday which coincides with Women’s day ,our class decided to do something special and give her a surprise. Naturally I took the charge of baking the chocolate cake. As few of the classmate were vegans, I decided to bake an eggless chocolate cake so they are not left out in celebrations. I have made two equal size chocolate cakes of the same recipe around 6 ” cake . Frosted the chocolate cakes with whipped cream and chocolate ganache. Decoration was Chocolate pistachios bark and chocolate wafers. I am not a professional baker but a self taught one. So gone with the simplest of chocolate cake and little of fancy. This chocolate cake was loved by all our batch and was devoured with a promise of a baking class for this and other cakes.
I have adapted this recipe from here . But changed a little of measurements to as the batter was quite thick. So was worried about the denseness and moistness. The recipe is simple mixing dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Pouring it over greased pan and bake till done. Baked two equal size chocolate cakes from the below recipe.