Happy St Patrick's Day and Happy 24th Birthday to me!!!!!!!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀
On any given hospital in the baby section on St Patrick's Day, there are bound to be a handful of newborns named Patrick and Patricia. I was born as Alessandra, after a ballet dancer my mom admired at the time. When it turned out no one could pronounce my name correctly and began referring to me as Ali, my Lola tried to convince my mom to go the Patricia route. After three days as a nameless chubby baby my parents finally decided on Madeline, and I am actually glad because I really like my name!! Do you have any crazy baby name stories?
Over the course of the past week I've been eating Lucky Charms almost every morning while I watch Gilmore Girls and get ready for work. I've also eaten green cake, green doughnuts, and salad (green!). Now I just need to hang out near my red-headed husband for extra luck, and maybe my pot of gold will plop from the sky like skittles!
Excuse my bad cake decorating skills, but I am still learning and experimenting and thought this cake was too yummy not to post. If you are new to matcha it is essentially a green tea powder. You can find it in most stores (I got mine at Whole Foods!) and I love that it naturally adds a green color to the buttercream without the use of food dye. It pairs wonderfully with chocolate and makes a perfect cake for celebrating a birthday or St. Patrick's Day (or both in my case!).
Now, I'm going to eat cake for breakfast! And whatever else I want for the day all while wearing green!
Happy St Patrick's Day!
Chocolate Cake with Matcha Buttercream Frosting (makes two 8-inch cakes)
- my favorite Chocolate Cake recipe
- Matcha Buttercream:
- 2 1/2 tsp. matcha powder
- 1/2 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- Blend all ingredients together in a handheld mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment until smooth!