It is my Mom's birthday today, Jan 29th. I won't get into any age details just to be safe. I decided that this year I would make her a hot pink birthday cake from scratch.
I had never tried a cake from scratch before. It turned out to be pretty much as easy as boxed cake mixes and it tasted much better. Two drawbacks of surprising someone with a birthday cake, one you can not leave them the mess to clean up and two you have to bake something else to explain the baking aromas in the house.
Here is the link to the recipe if anyone wants to give it a try someday. The recipe is from Ina Garten's show, Barefoot Contessa.
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