I gave up desserts at the beginning of the year. I’m only doing it for the month of January, but Mark is playing around with the idea of doing it for a year. No thank you! I’ll admit I needed to cut back after the holidays. However unlike some other people that stop craving sugar when they abstain, my cravings continue. Lately I’ve been craving chocolate cake. I can’t even count the time I’ve moaned “I want cake,” to Mark. I’ve even started browsing recipes for the perfect cake to break my fast. There’s about a week left of this “no dessert” torture. Then I think I’m going to bake this beautiful Chocolate Buttermilk Cake from A Beautiful Mess.