Saturday, March 12, 2016

I take the cake

Last week one the way home from church Dorothy let it slip that her birthday was the next day. So I am making a birthday cake for tomorrow's coffee hour.

That is it above! And here is a close-up.

Sprinkles are the greatest when it comes to birthday cakes. They are beautiful on white frosting but I think especially stunning on chocolate.

I inadvertently made an, ahem, healthy recipe. The cake is the Chocolate Zucchini Cake out of King Arthur Flour's Whole Grain Baking cookbook. Reason being, I was out of white flour. The frosting was from online. It is here on Kitchn for the next time you need to rustle up chocolate frosting fast.

You know me, I love baking birthday cakes. One regret I have is that I never got to make one for Leonard Pennario. Looking through my Betty Crocker cookbook today I saw a lot of recipes I want to try for birthday cakes. They have a Starlight Cake and a Chocolate Chip Cake that both seem to have a lot of fans online. This is the ancient Betty Crocker cookbook that my friend Lizzie gave me for my 19th birthday. It is always young. Just like Dorothy!

I hope she likes chocolate, you know? I did not think to ask. Of course how could she not. You do not make it into your 90s without chocolate.

Another thing, you do not make it into Daylight Savings Time without chocolate. Losing that hour tonight will not be fun! But that is where this cake comes in.

If chocolate cake doesn't get you out of bed, nothing will!

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