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Simple Summer Menu – and birthday cake from scratch!

Last week wasn’t very exciting on the menu front. We ate out for two meals (a rare occurrence!) and I kept things very basic for the meals we ate at home. However, I decided to make my husband’s birthday cake from scratch. I do a lot of baking, but somehow I’d never made a cake with frosting from scratch. Anytime I need an uncomplicated recipe I head over to Christy didn’t let me down…I combined her recipes for Easy Peasy Birthday Cake and Creamy Chocolate Frosting and came up with a beautiful presentation that was hubby approved! I found the icing much easier to work with than store bought frosting.

Birthday Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing

I put chocolate sprinkles in the batter to make it a little more festive. 🙂

Birthday Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing 2

We did eat more than just cake! Here’s the rest of the week’s fare:



  • Ham and Turkey Sandwiches with Apples and Goldfish
  • Tuna Salad on Toast (We’ve been watching Seinfeld re-runs, what can I say?)


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In the interest of full disclosure – I share my menu posts the week after it actually happens. I plan my menus on Monday, so it just works better this way!


6 thoughts on “Simple Summer Menu – and birthday cake from scratch!

  1. The cake you made looks delicious. It’s going to be a little cooler here this week so I may have to make one myself. We have a birthday in our family this week. But I may just make hot fudge brownie sundaes. I usually make the brownies, ice cream and hot fudge from scratch. They are always so yummy! Now I have a delemia on what to make. 🙂


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