Last month for my birthday, I requested that the kids bake a chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese icing. I had a good cake recipe already and Hubby looked up a great icing recipe for them on the internet. They were quite willing to fulfill my request and they did a fabulous job.☺
This month brings two birthdays, Otterboy's and Hubby's. Otterboy's was first and he requested 'Peachy's Chicken' for his birthday meal and the same cake as they had baked for me. (They call me Peachy because that was my user name when Hubby and I met on a forum board.)
The chicken is simply breast meat cut into cubes, coated in flour and fried in canola oil. I also sprinkle some 'chicken salt' over the pieces while they cook. So that part was easy.
The cake was easy, too. The icing recipe calls for half-and-half, which I have seen in the stores here--really, I have, but it wasn't available either time I needed it. So, when Missy was ready to ice the cake for my birthday, I thought 'thickened cream' (which I had never heard of in the US) might work. And, feeling a bit daring for Otterboy's cake, I used sour cream which was just as yummy. Just for the record, I doubled both the cake recipe and the icing recipe. That made LOTS of icing that frosted and stayed put better than I had even hoped.
When our day of celebration came, we had a hugely decadent chicken and chips (fries) couch dinner while we watched a movie of his choosing and he was exceedingly satisfied!
As we ate this fun birthday meal, Missy put in her order for the same thing in August when her birthday comes around and Hubby has ordered the cake for sure, too!
So, chocolate cake it is at our house and I'm pretty sure it won't be just for special occasions! Both of the recipes are on my recipe page (just beneath the header) or just click here.