Today is my mother’s 86th birthday. She has dementia and no longer understands the concept, but we’ll have a party anyway. I’ve made our family standard birthday cake: devil’s food cake with homemade fudge frosting.
It may not look like much, but oh, is it ever tasty. I don’t know where my mother found the frosting recipe in the first place but it’s been a staple for decades.
Try it for yourself:
1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (Mexican vanilla is best)
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Mix the first four ingredients together, then add powdered sugar until smooth.