To celebrate this occasion, I made my absolute favorite chocolate cake. I have made it so many times, I practically don't need a recipe anymore. It is so easy and delicious and comes out perfectly most each time.
The carrot cake is an adaption from the one made at Rebar in Victoria BC. If you are ever traveling through Victoria, you must make a stop at Rebar. It is one of my favorite restaurants ever.
Shall we talk about this cake? I made a four-layer classic white cake using America's Test Kitchen's recipe and a strawberry buttercream frosting from I Am Baker.
I was feeling an above-average level of confidence, so I decided to make some tater tots from scratch. I liked the idea of adding something green and healthy, something with a bold flavor. I opted for broccoli rabe because I really like the flavor and texture after a quick blanch and a saute in the frying pan with some salt and butter, and I thought the flavors would work so well.