Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake (GF)

gluten_free_cinnamon_ashortblonde_com_2 Last Friday my first recipe contribution was featured in Holl & Lane Magazine (Issue 5)! Holl & Lane is a digital magazine focusing on "telling the stories that make up our lives." They cover many aspects of a woman’s life: entertainment, style and beauty, food and fitness, small business, travel, DIY, interior design, travel, family, and most importantly, life stories! The message at Holl & Lane is a simple one: "Each time you open up and share a part of your story, you help someone else feel less alone."

I am honored to be a part of their mission!

This cinnamon chocolate cake was a staple in my house growing up. I requested it every year for my birthday or anytime I could convince my mom to bake it.

I decided to tweak the original recipe to make the cake gluten-free and the frosting dairy-free. It was a success at our joint birthday celebration in September. Each issue is $2.99 (or $7.99 for a 6 month subscription) but you'll receive %25 off with the code, Issue5Friends&Family. Here is the direct link to purchase.

Happy Baking!

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