Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My baby girl turns 4!

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Saturday was my little monkey’s birthday and despite the heat she had a good day overall. We’ve recently had lots of houseguest staying with us so she’s been plenty spoiled, but come on how could you not love this face….


Her favorite summer activity is swimming so of course we did lots of that. She took a break and laid out in style of course! 

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I made her a super simple cake and she LOVED it!

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Lucky Dog Rescue is the organization that we got Mocha from and there's plenty more dogs out there looking for homes. If you're looking for a group to make a donation to this year, please consider this group. Click on the logo below and it'll take you directly to their site where you can make donations online. They also have a list of adoptable pets too so be sure to stop by and check them out!

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Simple Doggie Birthday Cake
(Created by Finding Inspiration in Food)

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⅔ cup ripe mashed bananas
½ cup softened unsalted butter
3 large eggs
¾ cup water
2 cups unbleached white flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
peanut butter for frosting, optional

In a mixing bowl, beat together bananas and butter until creamy.


Add eggs and water to mixture and beat until combined.


Stir in dry ingredients until smooth.


Spoon batter evenly into greased cake pan.


Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes in pan then remove and replace on rack until cool.


Once cake is cool frost with peanut butter.


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