Sunday, January 16, 2011

The secret ingredient in the best cake ever

Spokes came home this weekend & we celebrated his 23rd birthday. Baking his cake - a recipe with 17 different ingredients ranging from coffee to cocoa & from butter to buttermilk  - was a fun family affair that produced a new & fantabulous family favorite! I've never baked a cake that tasted SO good!  I have a feeling this page in my new cookbook will be revisited time & time again in years to come.  I imagine my kids making it for our grandchildren in due time. I hope it will become a family tradition to make it (& birthday cakes in general) together - as I can't help but wonder if that's the secret ingredient that made this one the best ever.


Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

So true!

(p.s. I love your wood beams and the living room window! This is the first view I've gotten of your house from this angle! It looks so cozy...)

And the cake looks DELICIOUS. I've been putting coffee in all our desserts lately!

warriormom said...

Looks delicious and I love how you write notes in your cookbook! The cookbook font looks familiar, an America's Test Kitchen? Which one?

MyStory of HiStory said...

Thanks, Lupine. How I wish I could invite you into our home for a cuppa coffee sometime! :)

Hi Warriormom. You're right! - it is an America's Test Kitchen Cookbook. It's the Family Baking Book (Light Blue) A friend gave it to me for Christmas.