Monday, July 9, 2012

My Honey's B~Day & His Chocolate & Chocolate Cake!

I love celebrating my husband.  He is a beautiful man inside and out.
He doesn't like to "put me out" so his birthday requests are simple but I try to make them as special as possible. 
Greg's favorite cake is "chocolate on chocolate" (recipe below) & homemade ice cream.  We're more sentimental than sensational.
Dinner was as easy as it gets...Peter Piper Pizza! We refuse to grow up!

He started a new tradition a few years ago where he buys the grandkids presents for his birthday, ummm.... ya. Grandparents these days! They are still in shock over that one!  It really makes for a special cake & ice cream time.  You're not sure who's having more fun ;)
This year I made a "Special Memories Jar" for him.  Everyone wrote out a special memory or two and placed them in the jar to read.  The plan is to keep it out and every time we have a special moment or memory we want to remember, write it down on anything and place it in the jar. We'll pick a special day out of the year, probably his birthday next year, and read them together.

Chocolate on Chocolate Cake

Cook any brand of some chocolaty goodness but always use the knife method of checking for doneness, never go by the time they tell you.  It's always too long.
(You thought I was going to give you some fabulous homemade recipe didn't you?)
But now I'll share my favorite chocolate frosting in the whole world with you....

Chocolate Frosting

12 oz. cream cheese
3/4 c. butter
3 c. powdered sugar
4 TBS. (give or take) cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla  (I used imitation for a stronger flavor)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground coffee 

Whip this all up and slather it on your cake!

Happy birthday my Honey.  I love you with all my heart!

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