Dark Matter Cake
Aquilla Elfindale, the creator of the main dish Omega patties, also garnered first place in desserts for the Meals for Mars contest. The Dark Matter Cake with Stardust Frosting is a chocolate bomb that also uses hazelnut coffee for flavor. A surprise ingredient that helps keep the cake moist is a good helping of mayonnaise.
Initially, the crew of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation was unsure about the addition of mayo, but they gave the recipe rave reviews after trying it out. One of the goals of the space food study was to find ways to prevent food boredom during expeditions. This recipe is proof that astronaut food doesn't have to be all about reconstituted vegetables. There is still room for dessert in space.
August 13, 2013 1:40 PM PDT
Photo by: Sian Proctor
| Caption by: Amanda Kooser
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