This is going to be brief, because I am about to bake a cake.
Before we moved back down to Georgia five years ago, I hadn’t baked at all. But the kitchen in our house here is very spacious, so I broke out the mixer I got at my bridal shower and began trying things out. I went through a couple of different cake recipes before finding the one I now use.
I love AllRecipes.com. I’ve found some really great stuff there.
If you like chocolate cake and want to try this very easy recipe, check it out here.
A few of the reviewers comment with tweaks that I ended up using and loving, namely upping the cocoa from 3/4 cup to a whole cup and using coffee instead of boiling water. The cake comes out dark, rich, and moist. And delicious. And, as another reviewer mentioned, I’ve found it tastes even better a day later.
I’m going to make strawberry mousse filling, and chocolate fudge buttercream icing. I’ll probably be posting pictures, if it comes out as pretty as I’m hoping.
This has nothing to do with writing, I know. But it’s creating of a different kind. And I find baking very fun and relaxing! When I want to destress, I love having the kitchen all to myself, putting on my Crazy Kitchen Mix station on Pandora, and making something delicious.
Plus, two members of the illustrious Beta Team Voltron are coming to visit!
There will be tea (in a fancy china tea set), cake, laughter, and shenanigans. I can’t wait.
Stay tuned. I’m sure I’ll be posting some pictures.
And if you feel like maybe getting me a birthday present, you could always check out my bookshelf and buy a book. Leave a review. Or pledge to my Patreon. Patrons get free monthly flash fiction and access to exclusives.
Just sayin’. 😉 <3
2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Me!”
Happy birthday! I made my own birthday cake a couple years back, to me it made perfect sense: I love baking and it’s a great chance to do something a little bit special! I hope it turns out absolutely deliciously for your day!
Thank you, Alexandra! (That’s my older sister’s name as well. Her birthday was just last week!) I really enjoy baking too. And this recipe comes out really delicious, imo. I’ve been taking step-by-step pictures, so maybe I’ll do a post about it once the revelry has ended. 🙂