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September 18, 2007

Cocoa Cake for Celebration




For the first time in my life, I baked a cake at midnight. And we cut it and ate it soon after. Just as we were watching the movie that talks about finding love in the most unusual of places and circumstances: Dil Chahta Hai.

Close to three years ago, we met one another, at the most unexpected of places. Close to two years ago, we knew were going to be friends for life. A little over a year ago, we realized we didn't want to walk the rest of the path alone. Exactly a year ago, we tied the knot.





Very eventful 365 days these have been. At times it feels like the first anniversary took an awfully long time coming. At times it feels like the year ran past and we just didn't realize it. We've packed in so much into this past year that it will stand out.

My cake is an adaptation of my standard Golden Glow cake and I just substituted 1/2 cup of flour with 1/3 cup of cocoa powder. The rest is exactly the same. So I won't write down the entire procedure again.

Love actually is all around us, if we only care to look. I am glad I was looking despite everything that was happening in my life at the time. The tough times only make you stronger. And they probably also make you believe. In just about everything. Love included.

26 comments:

sra said...

Happy anniversary!

lakshmi said...

Happy Aniversary :) - yay, yay

Anu said...

Happy Anniversary Raaga :) Have a blast and a gr8 year ahead

Roopa said...

Happy Aniversary to both of you! Many many more years of joyous living be with both of you!

:)

Amruthavarshini said...

Happy Anniversery!!!!!

Vcuisine said...

Happy anniversary Raaga. The cake is tempting. Viji

Srivalli said...

The tough times only make you stronger. And they probably also make you believe. In just about everything. Love included....nice words...congrats on your anniversary and wish you many more...

Asha said...

Happy first wedding anniversary sweetheart to you and to Sachin too.You baked this at midnight!! I will be in dreamland!:D
Looks moist and yummy.
Wish you many happy returns of the day, nice to see a couple in love and still going strong.Love and respect each other,that's all you need for a good marriage,everything else is secondary!:))
Now I feel OLD!!! I will be married for 21yrs in December!!:P

Richa said...

Happy Anniv, sweetie!
choc cake looks yum :), Enjoy.....

Laavanya said...

Happy Anniversary Raaga ! Wishing you both many more joyous years of togeterness.

Aaarti said...

Happy Anniversary sweety....:)

The cake looks sinful.. nice... here's to many many many more yrs of togethernessss

hugssssssssssssss

Sandeepa said...

Hap Hap Happy Anniversary to you lovely girl and to your hubby too

Swapna said...

Dear Raaga,
A very happy first anniversary!
True, days fly by once you get married. It's been almost 1.5 yrs for me and at times I feel that it was just yesterday that we got married.
Cake looks wonderful!

Nags said...

hope you had a wonderful anniv :) :)

love, marriage, celebs, all part of the game eh? nice u did it in a special way, cake looks yummy! your husband is a lucky guy, tell him i said so :D

Siri said...

Wishing You a very Happy First Anniversary dear.. :D and your choclate cakes looks are sweet as u..:)..

musical said...

Happy anniversary to both of you, dear! Wish you countless moments of love and joy together.

Lovely cake for a lovely occassion!

bhags said...

you do love baking dont you....i think u are an amazing bakeer...love all ur recipes and goodies

bhags said...

Happy anniversary to you, the cake seems perfect for the occassion

Raaga said...

Thanks all of you.

@Asha: Like I said, just because I've only been married a year, I am not young :-) I did get married late... very late by Indian standards :-)

@Nags: I will tell him that for sure.

@Bhags: to say that I love baking would be an understatement :-)

TBC said...

Happy Anniversary, Raaga! Here's wishing you many more happy ones in the years to come.

Sreelu said...

Raaga dear, congratulations on your 1st anniversary and wishing you many more happy anniversaries to come. fortunate are those who have best freinds as they life partner.
Enjoy life to the fullest !!!

Cynthia said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary!

Sig said...

Happy Anniversary sweetheart... it was such a cuuuuuute post...Wish you many many many more years of love and happiness...

One year... gawd, I feel soooo old now... :)

Jeena said...

Happy Anniversary Raaga! True love is wonderful! Love the chocolate cake. :)

Sharmi said...

hey, My belated anniversary wishes! hope you had a great one.

Padma said...

Belated Happy 1st Anniversary!