Not many would have known that last Friday, January 27, was International Chocolate Cake Day.
The team at the Post certainly didn't, which is quite disappointing, as we are all self confessed chocoholics.
However, our former team mate, Kim Grindlay, didn't let us down. She arrived, just because she loves us, with a delicious chocolate malteser cake. That girl certainly knows what feeds our souls, and her cheerful personality was a blessing on our production day.
This got us thinking, where did chocolate cake originate from? Well according to the ever reliable source of Wikipedia – 'The history of chocolate cake has been dated back to 1764, when Dr. James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones.'
It wasn't until 1879 that Rodolphe Lindt found a process that made it easier to bake with chocolate. Up until then, chocolate was used predominantly for drinks.
However it came about, we are so thankful that the chocolate cake was invented, although our waistlines suggest otherwise.
Here at the Post Newspaper, we are firm believers that chocolate cake solves many problems, or at least makes us calm to help deal with them. Having a rough day? Eat chocolate cake. Deadlines looming? Eat chocolate cake. Need to find another excuse to procrastinate? Have a tea break and eat chocolate cake.
We are sure that there is a saying that goes along the lines of…'stop trying to make everyone happy; you are not chocolate.'
There must be some truth behind that philosophy, because everyone that we know that eats chocolate are very happy people!
Here are the Post Newspaper's top five reasons to eat chocolate cake.
1: It makes you feel good – apparently chocolate contains phenylethylamine, which is the same chemical that your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love.
2: It satisfies that 3pm sugar craving.
3: It makes a great breakfast, although not a healthy one! We haven't heard of any cake lovers that don't agree with us.
4: It is a great stress reliever (as stated earlier).
5: It is a great way to bond with family and friends.