This is a post that I’ve been holding off on writing for a bit. Mainly because what I’m about to reveal (at least partially) is a family secret. That being said, the Smith Family birthday cake, as its come to be known, is a birthday tradition. It’s a bit labor intensive to make, but the finished product is so good and so worth it.
I know some families don’t have traditional “birthday dinners” or birthday cakes. You know the kind: every time someone’s birthday rolls around they always request the same meal (mine was always my mom’s baby back ribs) or the same birthday cake. Well, lucky for me, neither Sean nor I grew up like that. And this is where this awesome mocha birthday cake recipe comes from. Continue reading →