Take the Cake

Hellooooooo ๐Ÿ˜€ How are you?? So glad you guys liked the Pilotโ€™s guest post– I absolutely loved it. Iโ€™m a little (ok a LOT) jealous over all of the amazing food heโ€™s been eating (lobster? bruschetta? gelato? wiiiiiinnnneeeee?) but am glad heโ€™s had some time to chill before he goes over to do extremely hard and tedious work for a while <3

So right now, Iโ€™m awake and itโ€™s still DARK outside. And Iโ€™m not grouchy! Amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ (haha, not a big morning fan over here)

Maybe because I had breakfast waiting to greet me?

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This was like a pumpkin breakfast cookie minus the nut butter, which I never recommend but since my grocery stash is low, you gotta do what you gotta do ๐Ÿ™‚

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I packed up the bento box using the supplies I had, and decided to get a Panera black bean soup on the way to work to make it a full meal.

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Arugula and spinach with Garlic Gold and balsamic, raw pizza crackers, ginger chews

and kamut bread for soup-dipping (in the freezer section at Whole Foods- it tastes a lot like sourdough):

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Itโ€™s kinda nice not having that peanut butter chocolate cake staring at me this morning.

When I got home from work late last night, there was still a little bit leftโ€ฆ.

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so we had a love waltz in the kitchen.

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Sometimes you have to take the cake ๐Ÿ˜€

Since so many of yaโ€™ll asked for the recipeโ€ฆ Iโ€™ll go ahead and give it to ya. Itโ€™s top secret though, mmm k?

-Take a box of gluten-free vegan cake mix

-Follow directions on said box

-Let cake cool and make *this frosting* using milk of choice instead of heavy cream and Earth Balance instead of butter

Alright friends, Iโ€™m off to work!! Really excited for a fun blog buddy training appointment tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

See ya later today with a Readerโ€™s Request post!

xoxo,

Gina

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50 Comments

  1. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on September 28, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Thanks for sharing that top secret recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great day at work!

  2. Little Bookworm on September 28, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. ๐Ÿ˜› Your breakfast looks lovely! Hope you have a great day at work. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on September 28, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!! Looks droolworthy ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great day at work!

  4. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on September 28, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I *love* the cake recipe — something I could actually make ๐Ÿ™‚

    And that cake never would have lasted that long in my house!

  5. kelli on September 28, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I love the sweatshirt you are wearing! is it adidas by stella mccartney (just a guess). hahaha love your top secret recipe ๐Ÿ˜› Yum pizza crackers sound good, need to make some.

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on September 28, 2010 at 8:03 am

    That shirt is so cute! Where is it from?

  7. Alice on September 28, 2010 at 8:10 am

    haha I laughed at your simple recipe! Sometimes simplicity is truly the best!!!

  8. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on September 28, 2010 at 8:27 am

    We promise not to tell anyone about the secret recipe. Lips. Are. Sealed.

    Also, that sweater is adorable.

  9. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on September 28, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Knowing that I have a yummy breakfast waiting always helps me to get up in a good mood too ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Tina on September 28, 2010 at 8:32 am

    It’s almost impossible to avoid that last little bit, huh? It’s like the last chance. LOL

  11. Laury @ thefitnessdish on September 28, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Love the secret recipe….if that were in my kitchen it would be dangerous, you are correct…”sometimes you just gotta take the cake” ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Allison @ Food For Healing on September 28, 2010 at 8:53 am

    lol nice recipe, love it!

  13. gigi on September 28, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Awesome recipe!

  14. PhillyGirlRuns on September 28, 2010 at 9:15 am

    LOVE THAT SWEATSHIRT – I think I need it. please please please share where it’s from.

  15. Laura on September 28, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Where is that hoodie from?! I love it!

  16. Christina @ ilovefetacheese on September 28, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Wow, this all looks soooo good. I really want the recipe for that CAKE!! PLEASEE!! P.S. I hope some constructive criticism on photography is ok (I’m really just trying to be helpful!) I think I remember that you got the Canon rebel…if you change the white balance to tungston light instead of daylight, your pictures at the end won’t be so orange…or you can do it in post editing. Or not! Its not a big deal, just thought I’d give you a tip in case you didn’t know ๐Ÿ™‚ Great blog as usual!

  17. ashleigh on September 28, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for sharing that top secret recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰ That cake looked amazing!

  18. Whitney @ Whitinspired on September 28, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I am SO not a morning person either. Maybe if I had a job I loved, it would be easier, but right now getting up before the sun is torture.

  19. Paije on September 28, 2010 at 9:55 am

    So THAT’S how you wear that sweater!! Haha I’ve had it for months and have had no idea! I love Lulu and you make it look super cute ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for the cake recipe! I have been drooling over the pics for days now! Have a great day! xx

  20. Amy @ purewellnessamy on September 28, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I also love that sweatshirt – very Jennifer Beals in Flashdance! (I’m showing my age, aren’t I? Oh well!)

  21. Carolyn @ lovinlosing.com on September 28, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Panera is usually my go-to place for take-out lunch. So many healthy (for restaurant food) options.

  22. Paige @ Running Around Normal on September 28, 2010 at 10:17 am

    haha – love the top secret directions. I promise not to tell anyone! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Heather (Heather's Dish) on September 28, 2010 at 10:31 am

    oooh, love the top secret recipe!

  24. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on September 28, 2010 at 10:40 am

    love your sweatshirt too! i’m craving a big pumpkin breakfast cookie now!

  25. Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness on September 28, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Haha – I love late-night love waltzes in the kitchen with goodies. Candy corn & I have been dancing a lot lately.
    Love the top secret recipe… there is no shame in using a cake mix. That’s why cake mixes were invented, to make baking easier!

  26. caroline on September 28, 2010 at 10:50 am

    love the lulu hoodie on you – that one is SO cute! looks comfy ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. jenna on September 28, 2010 at 10:54 am

    love your secret cake recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚ the pilots guest post was great! does he love posting? it seems like he does haha!
    I hope your new job is going well for you!

  28. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on September 28, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Hahaha boxed mixes are totally my guilty pleasure. You get the satisfaction of baked goods without all the hard work. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. Stefanie @thenewhealthy on September 28, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I love your sweater in those pictures! so cute!

  30. Chelsea on September 28, 2010 at 11:11 am

    There is no way a piece of leftover cake has a chance when I’m around!

    Such a cute sweater you are wearing! It looks like it could potentially be Lululemon? I’ve seen similar styles in stores before. Having that outlet near you is handy hey! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Kate on September 28, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Cute sweatshirt, it looks very cozy!

  32. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on September 28, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Cake is not safe in my house. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  33. Lisa on September 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Looks delicious! I love cake. Best thing ever! =)

  34. Katie on September 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    LOVE your new lululemon Flashback pullover! <3 <3 <3 You have officially gone over to the dark side!

  35. Nic on September 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    So many good fall recipes out there and so little time!

  36. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 28, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Love the pics of you eating cake! In your super cute slouchy/off-the-shoulder hoodie! Love it!

    I read Pilot’s post last night and thought that one day you two love birds will be over there together, holding hands, like he said. I thought that was seriously the best, sweetest thing ever ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have a good training sesh and a great day!!

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Shelby on September 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Mmm cake. I wish there was a birthday coming up so I’d have an excuse to make one!

  38. Jamie on September 28, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Is that a Lululemon Efforless hoodie?

  39. Moni'sMeals on September 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    what a great cake recipe. Always room for cake-always. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I just love your husband’s posts, so cute!
    Enjoy your day.

  40. Stacy @ Student of Healthy Living on September 28, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    That bento box is pretty great. It seems larger than the others. Where did you get it? I am not a morning fan either, but once I get going I am a lot better, and coffee helps ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on September 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm

      amazon ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. megan on September 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    cake looks awesome, but I am more interested in the hoodie!! love it. must have it. I think you should do a reader’s request post on wear we can buy that hoodie…..just sayin… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  42. Dana Marie on September 28, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    cute top – looks cozy — who makes it?
    hey earth balance fans – I just noticed at WHOLEFOODS they make/sell their own brand of soy milk – anyone taste it yet? I’m a silk girl, but I havent tried this one yet

  43. Lauren on September 28, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    The cake sounds delectable ๐Ÿ™‚ Almost as good as the Pilot’s gelato!! so jelly ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on September 28, 2010 at 5:04 pm

      i’m pretty sure nothing sounds as good as that gelato, haha

  44. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) on September 28, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I would love to have a love waltz with that cake. LOL! It looks great!

  45. Xtina on September 29, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Help!!! Do you have any extreme tips for getting rid of love handles and saddle bags…I know you can not spot train or target weight loss but these are notorious and they refuse to budge! Everywhere else is completely normal except for these areas. Thank you!!!

    • Fitnessista on September 29, 2010 at 7:55 am

      weight training, cardio intervals and super clean eating

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