Thursday, October 2, 2008

1st Birthday, 1st Steps and 1st Chocolate Cake

James turned one at the end of August. I can't believe how fast time is flying by.

He took his first steps right around 13 months. He still is crawling more than walking, but he is doing it more and more.
And to celebrate the big 1, I made the most delicious chocolate cake ever!
Not that James could tell the difference. But seriously, it was divine.
Of course the recipe came from Bon Appetit. I made a few small changes, on purpose and by accident. All I can say about this cake is "divine."

I used kosher salt instead of fleur de sel. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of bitter sweet chocolate. I omitted the coffee powder and put in some vanilla and almond extract. I forgot to salt every layer. But this cake is so good.

Here's the picture from Bon Appetit because it looks even better.


Janelle said...

Wow he is a year! You always make the best looking food, and I am sure it taste even better. How do you stay so skinny, oh yeah you exercise. Did you get the bike back, how sad that someone took it.

Ashley A. said...

What a landmark day! I'm talking about his first chocolate cake of course. Hard to believe he is one- it seems like we were just looking at his newborn pics with that wild hair. Happy happy James.