Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year and Jeff's Birthday Cake

Happy 2012 to all my ADK Baker readers!  Tonight I'm baking my son Jeff's birthday cake, which is a special privilege.  The cake is a gluten-free chocolate cake, and will have peanut butter cream frosting (my traditional frosting with a peanut butter twist).  For the cake, I am using Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free Chocolate Cake mix.  It made 8-inch layers which came out of the oven looking great.  With the cake we'll serve Stewart's Vanilla ice cream - a perfect combination!  We'll see if Jeff gets to blow out his candles or if  Henry beats him to it!

I have to work tomorrow so Katie is putting together all the fixings for a pot roast dinner and slow-cooking it during the day.  When I get home from work, I'll make the frosting and ice the cake, and we'll be ready to go around 6 p.m.

Jeff's birthday has  been a very special day in our family, especially for the past 9 years.  We are so lucky to be able to truly celebrate this day, and I will always be grateful for that.

Happy birthday, Jeff, and Happy New Year to all of you!

I'll post photos of Jeff's cake tomorrow.


  1. Hi Jeannie, I sent Jeff a Birthday Greeting. Will take a look at the cake when you post it. Michael

  2. Happy Birthday Jeff! Sounds like your cake will be something very special and made with an abundance of love!