There are things that I love, like cakes, mac and cheese, avocados, frosting and my birthday.
And guess what? Today is my birthday, and I’m celebrating with a huge cake full of frosting!!
To say that I’m super happy and excited and in the middle of a sugar high is an understatement, seriously guys this is more like a sugar overdrive with a side of sprinkles, a bunch of glitter, a whole lot of frosting threw into my little self.
So, what’s the best way to celebrate?
Making a chocolate chip cake with the most delicious pink frosting in planet Earth, bring me a slice.
But before jumping in straight into the recipe I want to talk a bit about birthdays, ’cause before I loved mine I used to hate it.
Seriously, for some weird reason in the Universe, every time my birthday came around, something bad happened.
I lost a friendship, everyone and their mom forgot about it, we arrived at the party just to realize there was no food there (and I hadn’t had lunch or dinner so hangriness).
Yes, it was sad and ugly and I decide to completely stop celebrating my birthday.
But you know what? Last year I actually decided to do something for my birthday, something little (baby steps people baby steps!) and it was good, I ate a cupcake, I had a hamburger, I ate free pancakes at an old Denny’s right in the middle of nowhere, it was cool, everyone remembered about it and if not I didn’t care and I was happy.
So this year? Well, you have to celebrate 23 with blows and whistles so I got breakfast in bed with croissants, and jelly and butter and oh gosh did I said croissants? the buttery, flaky croissant that makes every birthday worth a million bucks.
I got a nice coffee and at night I’m going to a little sushi place to eat my weight in sushi (seriously, I can literally eat my weight in sushi) and now I’m sharing with you this ginormous cake I made because there’s nothing like celebrating your birthday with a huge slice of chocolate chip cake and a double, or triple, serving of pink frosting.
Why I’m telling you this long story about birthdays and getting you away from cake? Well, because if you too hate something, don’t like xs thing in your life, or just think that’s not worth it, then I want you to know that yes, you can totally change that and make it something beautiful and awesome and frosted.
And you know what? Make yourself a cake for it! Because you just decided to change something and that’s scary and cakes help make scary things way less scary and way more awesome.
So go you, you deserve your chocolate chip cake and you deserve it now.
Seriously, I call this a celebratory cake, that’s the great thing about it, you can have it for every little celebration in life, a graduation cake? Sure! a birthday cake? Totally a you rock so I made you a cake cake? Bring it! It’s multitasking, you can make only make 1 layer, or go all big and bake 8 layers of it.
It’s your celebration, your cake, your rules.
Also, this chocolate chip cake is fluffy. Like oh gosh, pillowy fluffy and is chockful of chocolate chips.
Go all crazy with the chocolate chips, add more, sprinkle it, just pack your cake with them. In my opinion, a chocolate chip cake full of chocolate chips it’s just a slice of happiness.
Then frost it with some fluffy, and light, and airy vanilla frosting. Because chocolate chip cake + vanilla frosting is a match made in heaven.
Now to the recipe my friends, because I have a sushi place to eat (yep, like the whole place) and a cake to keep on slicing and a day to completely feel full of food and happy 🙂
- 3/4 Cup butter
- 1 1/8 Cup sugar
- 2 Egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 Cup flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 Cup water
- 3/4 Cups chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 small cake pans.
- In a bowl mix the butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add the vanilla, baking powder and egg whites and keep mixing for 3 minutes.
- Add half the water and mix. Add half the flour.
- Repeat the process with the other half and mix for 1 more minute or until everything is wll incorporated.
- Add in the chocolate chips
- Divide the batter into the 3 cake pans and take to the oven.
- Bake for 30/40 minutes or until done.
- Remove from the oven and let me cool.
- Frost with some cream cheese frosting and enjoy
Note: This is a very delicate cake so be careful when taking out of the cake pans to make sure it doesn’t break.