Who gets two cakes for their birthday?
My sweet husband does!!!
When your favorite cake is a very gourmet, very fussy flavored, lemon blueberry cake with a super subtle white chocolate cream cheese frosting that you just know your kids are going to grimace through every bite... you get to request two cakes! One for you and one for the kids to enjoy. And if you just so happen to end up with a piece of each on your plate, well... it's your birthday!!!
In honor of this fabulous man's birthday, I am sending you over to the Word on Fire Blog where Fr. Steve has a wonderful reflection on the saints of the day, Anne and Joachim. I tell you, my husband couldn't have better patrons!
P.S. I only make this cake on very special occasions because it's one of those recipes where you add the eggs one at a time and alternate adding the dry ingredients and the wet in small portions. Very fussy, but ohhhhh so worth it! If you like blueberries. And lemon. (My kids don't. They are so weird.)
P.P.S. Not having any corn syrup, I used a different ganache recipe than the chocolate peanut butter cake called for over at the smitten kitchen. I think that's why mine looks fluffier and less glazey than hers. But having sampled the peanut butter cream cheese frosting, I can tell you this cake is gonna be good!