Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Orange Cake – Gluten free, dairy free, and easy as can be, this chocolate orange cake is EXACTLY the dessert you need this holiday season!
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We live in the desert, so the temperatures are still well into the sunny 70s and 80s, which means the weather doesn’t exactly get us in the holiday spirit the way it did when we lived in places with snow and, well, all four seasons. Instead, we’ve learned we have to create that holiday magic ourselves. We’ve started lighting candles in the evenings, lowering the lights a little, playing soft, happy music, and getting our holiday decorations out just a little bit early.
It’s made a big difference for us the last few years to create that holiday magic in our home by changing the feeling and mood with things like music and decorations, but we’ve gotten even more into holiday traditions in the last few years. Having little markers throughout the holiday season to look forward to gives us all those happy holiday feelings without the snow and cold to help us along.
I’ve got a whole post about special holiday traditions to share later this week, but today, I thought I’d share one of the things that gets us in the holiday spirit more than just about anything: holiday baking!