In so many towns, hundreds of miles from here, there are homes that house my loved ones!
In those homes are rooms that have been filled with countless memories throughout the years. Christmases, Thanksgivings, Weddings, Christenings, Reunions, Showers, Retirements, Funerals & Birthdays. Those rooms have memories that transcend generations.
Inside each of those memories, I can almost guarantee there has been delicious food and a dessert table. Food unites us. Food nourishes us. Food comforts us.
On each of those dessert tables, there have been cupcakes, pies, cookies, cobblers and ice cream. There has likely been 10 Layer Chocolate Cake.
This cake usually sits in a room surrounded by love, laughter & light. Surrounded by the most remarkable individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Surrounded by MY family.
I love my family. I’m blessed to call them mine. For my birthday, I wanted to be with them. But I couldn’t. (Thanks, Quarantine) So I made myself a birthday cake that would remind me of them. The time I spent baking & creating on my birthday was sublime.
Thank you so much for all of the birthday wishes! I read every single one of them & I cherish them. Here’s to roaming around the sun for another year!
Watch the Recipe Video on my YouTube Channel
Simple Yellow Cake
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened, divided
- 6 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
- 4 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 cups whole milk
- Cooking spray
“Hot Chocolate” Frosting
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
- 12 oz evaporated milk
- pinch sea salt.
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste