This Black Forest Loaf Cake can be made with or without alcohol and makes the perfect centrepiece for your holiday table! A rich chocolate cake with cherries and cream, it’s easy to make and delicious!
I have to admit, I am struggling to feel festive this week as the last couple of weeks have been truly terrible, but I thought by making and sharing this awesome Black Forest Loaf Cake, I’d make myself feel a little better because… chocolate. And cake.
Where do I start?! Certain things I can’t go into detail about because I’m getting legal advice, but I was supposed to be leaving work on Christmas Eve… instead I left last Monday. I reached breaking point with my back, the nerve pain, the muscular spasms, the sciatica… it was excruciating; my legs were numb, I couldn’t walk or drive, so I got an emergency appointment with my Doctor who took one look at me and said I wasn’t fit to work, so signed me off for the rest of my notice period. All of this because my adjustments at work were taken away by one person.
I’m also having to come to terms with the fact that I actually do have a disability. I’ve fought for so long to not be labelled as disabled and to try and be as “normal” as possible, but me trying to be bloody minded and carry on whatever pain I’m in is only making it worse. It’s been 2 weeks of resting, with one shift at work, and there’s been very little improvement. I’m still meant to be on bed rest, l can’t drive, I can barely stand and I’m so fed up. I just want a little improvement so I can at least go for a walk and get some fresh air….