Today is my husband’s birthday and the day is not complete without something sweet.  For most people, a cupcake or dessert of any sort would be good enough – but not for this guy.  Christian takes his “baked goods” seriously and I knew I had to take it to the next level this year since it’s his first birthday as a married man.  I couldn’t be all, “Happy Birthday!  Here’s a twinkie – oh wait – I think I have a candle somewhere…”

I knew it had to be chocolate.  I knew it had to be big.  I knew it had to be homemade.  And I knew I had to make it the day before his birthday because he will be working at the hospital until about 10pm on his actual birthday (sad face).I followed this recipe for the cake and used my own frosting recipe.


For the frosting…

  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 TB cocoa powder
  • 6 TB room temperature butter
  • 5 TB evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar and cocoa powder.  In a separate small bowl, cream the butter.  Gradually alternate between beating in the butter and evaporated milk.  Blend in vanilla.  Continue to whisk and beat until light and fluffy.  Feel free to add more sugar or milk if you want to adjust the consistency.

Happy Birthday Christian.  By far and away, the greatest moment of my life was the one when you walked into it.

Oh wait – I just stole that line verbatim from Anne Hathway’s Oscar acceptance speech.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHBoo!

PS  – THANK Y’ALL for entering the earring giveaway and sharing all of your sweet words!!!  Cortney Fish from Missouri is the WINNER!!  Don’t sweat it if you didn’t win this time around — I have another giveaway coming up soon!

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  1. I agree with you and Anne Hathaway. You hooked a winner and congratulations for reeling him in. 🙂 Of course, he won you and a huge bonus…..a fantastic mother in law! Everybody Wins!!!! Happy Birthday Christian!!!

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