Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gratitude Monday -- Cake and Age

My husband baked me the best birthday cake ever.
It was a Cocoa Madeira cake, but we didn't have Madeira so he used  an Argentine Tannat, a red wine
The recipe called for milk, but he decided to use tannat for that, too.
Good call.
This cake is gluten free, and  so moist and so good it was all I could do not to finish it in one sitting. It's all I want to eat.




And it's all for me as chocolate gives Mike a headache.
I am very grateful for my husband and for his thoughtfulness in baking me such a wonderful cake.
Said birthday was Saturday.
Even though the documentation insists I am 56, I still feel:



I am grateful for that, too.

11 comments:

Tabor said...

Happy Birthday!! Since you are a decade younger than me I see you as a young thing.

solarity said...

MMMM! Cake!
I must get some baking done.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

CARLA said...

<3 <3 <3 <3

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Tabor. Very kind of you.

Mary Anne, one should not go to long without having baking available.

Carla, aww, thanks.

Susan Calderon said...

Happy Birthday from me too! Your cake looks yummy. Pace yourself though:)

DJan said...

Our birthdays are close to each other. Mine is next week, and once you get to a certain age, you get to eat all the cake you want! That's my theory and I'm sticking to it. Happy birthday! :-)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Susan. Pace myself? Not sure I can!

DJan, Happy Early Birthday. Great theory.

messymimi said...

Many happy returns of the day! You might need to tell him what my Sweetie tells me about his birthday banana pudding -- only once a year, it's too rich for more often than that.

Hilary said...

Mike sure does sound like a real gem. And that cake sounds yummy. Chocolate always does.

Rikk Utas said...

Sorry I missed your birthday, cuz. What a nice thing for Mike to do, maybe you should keep him! :-) All the best, Leah

Rikk Utas said...

Sorry I missed your birthday, cuz. What a nice thing for Mike to do, maybe you should keep him! :-) All the best, Leah