Thursday, October 7, 2010

Update with a recipe and a birthday boy!

It's been a while...

Cold weather has made it's debut. Fall is officially here. Life is busy and grand.

Ben's brithday is tomorrow! He'll be 24. So, I did what any good girlfriend would do and I baked him a cake and planned a surprise dinner with our friends for him. It turned out fabulous. I am so thankful.

I figured I would share the recipe for this delicious strawberry cake with chocolate covered strawberries because it is like NO OTHER. (It's my mom's recipe, by the way)

Strawberry cake mix (Preferrably the "Moist Supreme Pillsbury" brand)
Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Icing
Fresh Strawberries
White Chocolate Almond Bark
Milk Chocolate Almond Bark

1. Follow instructions on the back of cake mix. (3 eggs, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 1 cup of water)

2. Pour into very well greased bundt pan and bake for approximately 37 min at 350 degrees.

3. While waiting for cake to bake, melt your chocolate and begin dipping the strawberries in both the white and milk chocolate. (This recipe only calls for 10 strawberries but I always make extra for everyone)

4. Place your cake on a plate/tray to cool.

5. Finish dipping your strawberries.

6. Once cake is cool, place cream cheese icing into microwave for approximately 30 seconds (or until melted) and pour over cake, evenly distributing.

7. Adorn cake with chocolate covered strawberries (5 white chocolate and 5 milk chocolate)

8. Enjoy!

Ben had no idea. We showed up to the restarurant and many of our friends were there waiting for us. It was wonderful and the cake was a hit!

Lighting it up- all 24 candles :)

The Birthday Boy!

Happy Birthday, babe! So blessed to able to celebrate your life with you and I hope this is the best birthday yet!

We leave for Tennessee early in the morning to visit some of his family. Let the celebrations continue...


suzy said...

haha, i love the massive glow from all the candles! :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw, how sweet!!! Happy Birthday to him!

Molly said...

Hope you're having a grand time! That cake looks amaaaaazing. Can i just save myself the work and come over for leftovers? :)