A Birthday Cake He Will Remember

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So I wanted to make his birthday extra special this year for more than one reason: 35 is a big year for him and his family, last year we were relatively new to one another and while I was able to help him feel special I didn’t quite know just how special he was for me, follow me? A year later I’ve learned and experienced so much with him it comes more naturally to show him my adoration and lastly everyone deserves a homemade cake. He loves chocolate and I recently just obtained a bundt mold from his family (thank you again) so I knew where to start on this adventure.

I’ve had limited experience with bundt cakes, they were never around the house hold and from my lack of perspective and understanding I’d imagine them being boring and dry. I knew I had to find out for myself  it was a risk I was willing to take on his big day. I searched endlessly for what appeared to be the best recipe. I wondered if it should have a tunnel of fudge? Sprinkles? an addition of fruit? I ended up settling on a plain chocolate sour cream cake with a decadent chocolate ganache.

I stirred the ingredients and put the cake in the oven. I’ve had issues in the past in the kitchen with impatiences. I just get so excited and want to see the end result. It doesn’t happen often but It’s something I’m working on. I’m mentioning this because I did not let the cake cool as long as it needed to and when I flipped her out of the mold half of her moist middle was left in the pan! Mind you I’m meeting Troy at his house in an hour, I begin to sweat and worry. I couldn’t go to his house without this cake, I won’t… I thought. So I ever so delicately lifted the rest of the cake out and molded a circle together with my hands. I stirred the chocolate and cream for the ganache and double layered his cake. She was beautiful like Cinderella on the night of the ball.

I packed her up safely and headed to his house. Troy loved the cake and I did too. I proved my assumptions wrong, the cake was moist, rich, beautiful and best yet made with love. Memories of that day will stay with me forever.

Happy Birthday Troy


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