And thank you, Smitten Kitchen, for the Best Birthday Cake recipe. I have to confess that at first I thought it was kind of bold of her to label this the BEST, but now I realize she had every right to call it the best. Despite having some issues with the frosting not softening quite as much as I had hoped (I left it in the fridge too long), the cake still turned out quite well, and oh, it is yummy. So, it’s kind of a foolproof recipe (I love to bake, but I would not consider myself super skilled). Now, I am usually all about the frosting, but with this cake? The cake is super delicious. It is moist and has notes of vanilla and buttermilk, and it pairs beautifully with the somewhat tangy and super chocolatey frosting. Super yum. Y’all should make it!
Okay, now I’m going to go find some elastic waistband pants and pass out on the floor.