Happy birthday to me… I am twenty three! I would be lying if I said I didn’t like my own birthday. I always have loved celebrating my day. In grade school people would joke that my birthday lasted a week, but I couldn’t help it that my birthday fell during midterms and no one could celebrate on the actual day!
And yes, I did bake my own cake. It does not make my mother happy, she would much rather bake it and “surprise” me. See, the thing is I usually don’t bake cakes just to have them sitting around the house. I usually only bake them for special occasions. So when those occasions come around, I take full advantage of it… even if it is my own birthday.
This year I have decided to master the German Chocolate Cake. I have a friend who says he has the best recipe there is and it is his specialty, but I beg to differ. This recipe is far superior and undeniably, sinfully delicious. The rich chocolate cake topped with the crunchy pecans and sweet, flaky coconut was all a girl could ask for on her birthday.
Recipe from Baking Illustrated
A nice little card from my bro