Is the cake, of course.
Do you like to procrastinate your birthday bash to-do list until the last minute like I do?
Do you like things to be nice and easy?
Do you hate baking and try to stick with the bare essentials?
Do you like chocolate?
If you answered yes to any (or all) of the above, then this birthday cake is for YOU.
This week for Yummy Monday I'm sharing my family's:
It's easy. It's fast. It's yummy. And did I mention it's easy? So easy even the mr makes it. In fact, on more than one occasion I've mentioned I have a craving for chocolate cake and he has had no qualms about baking this baby up for me. The best part about this cake is that you can whip it up easy shmeezy (in ONE pan!) and then tell everyone you MADE IT FROM SCRATCH - frosting included! - and they'll be in awe.
Ready for it? This recipe is alternatively known as "Crazy Cake" but I like my run-on sentence title better.
2 1/2 cups Confectioners Sugar
1/2 cup Butter -- Softened
2 ounces Unsweetened Chocolate -- melted & cooled
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 tablespoons Milk
It's lick the plate good. Which is more than I can say for my other forays into birthday cake making.
And, just in case, I'm leaving you with a few other deliciously delectable sweet treats - all of which would be yummy for a birthday party. Or any day, really.
Lemon Lava Cakes (A nice alternative for those poor, poor souls who are allergic to chocolate)
Chocolate Pudding Cakes with Caramel Sauce and Homemade Whipped Cream (horrible picture, crazy good dessert.)
Pumpkin Pie Cake (It's not just for Thanksgiving)
Surprise! Pie (I'd tell you what's in it, but it's a surprise!)
Best Flan Ever (Cinco De Mayo themed birthday?)
Lemon Cake Pie (again with the lemon! I'll admit: in my book, it's second only to chocolate)
Buttermilk Pie (don't let the scary picture fool you. It's amazingly delicious.)
Because we all know my motto: Dessert is the most important meal of the day.