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Thinking Cake

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Have you ever gotten news that takes your world and turns it on its head. The kind that takes all of the direction you thought you had and puts in reverse. Take a left where you thought you were taking a right. Go backwards instead of forwards. Maybe it feels like your world is crashing down? All the things you thought you had figured out are now completely unfigured.

This happened to me recently. I seriously didn’t know what to do. How to process anything. I cried a little. And my thought process went something like “What? No. No no no. What? NO! What? Wait. WHAT? NO. But, I thought. Oh jeez. What?”

The only things that made sense to me were having pizza for dinner and baking a cake.

This cake is incredibly simple. There are only a few ingredients. It requires just the right amount of thought to distract you from the tornado that is your life and help you create some order. Think things through. Distract yourself with a cake. Accomplish something. Something that makes sense. Something that you can eat. Eat your thoughts. Do it.

I wish I could tell you a happy ending. That everything will be ok. It will be. You know that. But in the meantime, I’m still trying to figure out if these are just road blocks, construction signs, a little traffic that I have to sit through? Or maybe it’s a dead end. Time to find a new route.

In the meantime, keep fighting the good fight. And keep baking things that make sense.

This recipe can be found here. With one exception, I used frozen raspberries.