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October 22, 2007

Happy Birthday




I am not a narcissist. Really, no. But it is my birthday today and I have to let you all know. Because if you don't know, you can't wish me. And if you don't wish me, you'll all feel bad. And I'll feel bad that you felt bad.


Here's a cake to celebrate one more year on this planet. The rafting expedition made this birthday even more special. I had a whale of a time.


I didn't bake this cake for myself. Far from it. I baked it a month ago for my boss on his birthday. He is lactose intolerant, so I made this lactose free cake. And Cynthia just told me that she is lactose intolerant too. So, I do hope this makes her day. I'd not want to leave anyone out on this special day.


The recipe remains the same as my standard Golden Glow cake and I just substituted 1/2 cup of flour with 1/3 cup of cocoa powder. I substituted soy milk for milk and made the icing by whipping 100g of icing sugar with 4 tsp of ice cold water. Ready in a jiffy and as tasty in a way that only homemade cakes can be.


I can't tell you all how happy I am to be celebrating this special day with all of you.

53 comments:

Asha said...

Happy Birthday to you dear A!!!
Hope you had a great adventurous fun weekend while I was toiling in the kitchen!!Hahaha!!
Cake looks yum! Great for kids and lactose intolerance people!!
Have a great Monday and week. Enjoy sweetie.Hugs!:))

Sivani said...

Happy happy birthday, girl.

May your day and your year be filled with joy and laughter.
May the singing never stop.
May all your recipes be successful and your cakes never flop!

Sia said...

let me wish u before i feel bad for not remembering to wish u and feel bad, which in turn will make u feel bad and inturn whole of food bloggers communtity feels bad ;)
many many happy returns of the day girl:)

Rajitha said...

Ah! of-course...you had to think of us..you are far too kind girl ;)...but seriously happy birthday...hope your year is filled with joy...have a great day :)

easycrafts said...

Wishing you many more happy returns of the day...have a blast dear

Cinnamon said...

Happy Birthday Girl!!! Have blast!! And a wonderful years ahead!!!

Núria said...

Happy birthday from Spain!!! Hope you have a beautiful day... blow all the candles and your wishes come true!
Núria

http://recipespicbypic.blogspot.com

Happy cook said...

Happy Birthdat to you.
It was real nice of you to let us know that it is your b'day today.
Have a great day.

Padmaja said...

Many many happy returns of the day Raaga. Enjoyyyy n i bet that cake was heavenly!!

Lakshmi said...

huttu habbada shubhashayagalu Raaga.

Laavanya said...

Sendng the very best of wishes on your birthday Raaga! That cake looks very pretty.

Puspha said...

A very happy birthday to u, Raaga. Bet the cake was yummy.

Vee said...

Many Happy returns of the day and warm Dasara greetings to you and yours, too. Wow, you are just in a celebrating mode aren't you?

Hope you have a great day!

sunita said...

A very, very, happy birthday to you, dear A...hope you have a great time...I don't feel bad now...I've wished you, haven't I? :-D

lakshmi said...

Happy b'day to you, Happy b'day to you, Happy b'fay dear Raaga, Happy b'day to you - see even I can sing ;)

lakshmi said...

and I can spell too ok - that should be b'day not b'fay - darn these typos

Richa said...

oh yeah, u r so kind to think @ us blogger feelings ;)...LOL
Happt B'day dear, enjoy....

indosungod said...

Happy Birthday Raaga! the cake looks delicious. Which river did you raft on? Fun fun!

junoesque said...

a wonderful birthday, a gorgeous year and a phenomenal life to you my dear...we need to connect.

do mail me please ? junoesque@gmail.com

love and god bless...

Manasi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!!!!
Hope u have a wonderful day and good luck thruout the year!!!
That cake looks YUM!! so how was ur b'day cake? or did u eat it all up b4 u took pix?

bee said...

happy birthday my dear!!! have a very fulfilling year ahead.

musical said...

Happy B'day to you, dear :). Wishing you a great year ahead :). Now lets have some cake :).

Sharmi said...

hey wish you a very happy b'day! Enjoy!!

Apple said...

Many many happy returns of the Day Raaga...Hope you had a fun filled bday...Cake looks yumm

Dhivya Karthik said...

Hahaha..it made a wonderful read..and bfore i forget in this hilarity,lemme wish You a very merry Happy Bday...this year for all the beautiful years to come :) and yes! cake luks yummo and cute

Madhu said...

Happy Birthday Raaga. Have a nice Day.

Manisha said...

Hope you had a wonderful day, Raaga! Many Happy returns of the day!

Suganya said...

You are cho chweet Raaga :). Have a wonderful year ahead!

Redchillies said...

Lovely cake and Many many happy returns of the day. Hope you had a wonderful day! Tukka dev bare karo :-)

TBC said...

Many many happy returns of the day, Raaga!

Swapna said...

Happy Birthday dear! God bless you.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wishing you a happy birthday ...:))
Hope u enjoyed the day!!

Raaga said...

My birthday cake was a freshly baked chocolate cake with a choco-walnut glaze icing :-) made specially for me by folks at TGI Friday's. I think S took a pic.

I had a lovely time. Thank you all for your wishes.

Love

Latha Narasimhan said...

Belated birthday wishes dear!:)) Yesterday I was busy cleaning up things that I didnot login till evening! Somehow missed out visiting your blog!

Nikita said...

Wish you a very happy birthday! I am late :( but better late than never

sra said...

Belated happy birthday, Raaga!

Menu Today said...

Hi Raaga,
My belated birthday wishes!!! Have a great day!!!

maninas: food matters said...

Happy birthday! :)

Anita said...

Happy Birthday, dear Raaga. You went rafting...wow! Where?

Here's wishing the year ahead is everything you wish and more!

zlamushka said...

Hey very considerate of you! :-) I would certainly feel bad if you felt bad that I felt bad... so happy B-day and you re not a narcissist. I ll do the same next summer, and the summer after that and after that. But first, I plan on boasting with my Xmas presents (hope you re participating my event) :-)

Srivalli said...

Many many happy returns of the day...

Kribha said...

Belated wishes Raaga. Hope you had a great day.

Priyanka said...

A belated happy Birthday Raaga. Hope you had a great day and may all ur wishes come true

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Grihini said...

Hope you had a good birthday! :)

Raaga said...

Thanks all of you :-)

Sreelu said...

Raaga dear, Belated Birthday greeting, wishing you happiness and peace.

Shella said...

Happy belated Birthday dear. See I missed it again (the cake) & of course your b'day. If only you'd let me know earlier, I would have ensured being at Gurgaon come what may.

God bless you

Ashu said...

Belated Birthday Wishes Raaga!

Laksh said...

Happy B'day Raaga! Here's to a lot more singing baking sunshine filled year. Wish you would write as often on your other blog as well.

Sig said...

Oh no, I am late to the party... but better late than never right... Happy Birthday Dear Raaga... Hope you had a great day!

Sandeepa said...

Hey I am so very late...happy Birthday dear raaga, heres to many more such sweet years

Vcuisine said...

Accept my belated wishes Raaga. You deserve this cake to celebrate. It's very nice. Viji