Note about cocoa powder vs. molasses: I used cocoa powder in making this cake. I have nothing in particular against molasses. As far as sweeteners go, I think it's a comparatively healthy option, what with all the iron and trace minerals, and with a lower glycemic index than many sweeteners. And I certainly wouldn't say that cocoa powder is any less "neolithic" or processed. However, I didn't have any on hand, and cocoa powder provides a similar color and deep, bitter flavor.
Yesterday, I cooked up a goat liver pâté. It didn't turn out very pâté-like. More like meatloaf.
A little disappointing, but it turned out for the best.
LemurBoy isn't crazy about liver, but loves meatloaf. Especially "cheeseburger style" - on lettuce leaves, topped with cheese, mayo, and mustard.
LemurGirl likes liver in pretty much any context in which I've offered it, but hates meatloaf.
So, I called this pâté for LemurGirl, and meatloaf for LemurBoy, and they both enjoyed it.
LemurGirl's quote of the day: "A liver pâté is kind of like a cake except it doesn't taste like one!"