Growing up, when my mom would ask which kind of cake I wanted for my birthday, I always requested the exact same kind.
Vanilla cake with chocolate icing.
Well, it’s not my birthday, but I did pass my journalism master’s thesis defense yesterday.
And, so, in honor of the past six months – otherwise known as “thesis hell” – today’s post is of my favorite celebratory cake … in cupcake form.
So, now, with a graduate degree nearly in the bag, I’m moving on to more important things in life.
Like blogging more often.
This recipe is straight from my mom’s old, red-checkered Better Homes and Gardens Dessert cookbook.
The arrows are from when my step-dad Lou scanned and emailed them to me a few years ago.
Just telling you now so you wouldn’t think that I leave notes to myself that say things like “your favorite.”
PS) Ignore the cake recipe’s “lemon filling.” The first time I made this, I actually called my mom while at the grocery store to ask her what in the heck lemon filling was and where I could find it in Publix. She laughed and told me that it was part of another recipe on the cookbook page.
Oh to be me.