Mother’s Day

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! A special Mother’s Day greeting to my lovely mother, mother in law, grandmother, aunts, cousins and friends, who are amazing mothers and demonstrate the true strength, patience and love everyday.

This Mother’s Day was the first that I did not get to spend with my mom. Due to work schedules and travel plans to be in Michigan for the MasterChef premiere, I was unable to surprise my mother like I had the past two years.

I wanted to do something special to honor my mom, even tho we were 2,200 miles apart. I decided to bake her favorite cake! I used the Hershey’s Chocolate Cake recipe as the base and made some changes as I saw fit. My mom loves dark chocolate and berries- lucky for me they go great together :D

The end result was a dark chocolate cake with a raspberry and chocolate butter cream filling, topped off with a a cascade of dark chocolate ganache! So rich, moist, chocolatey and decadent.

This was my way to say; Thank you, Mom! You are the best mother I could have ever hoped for and I am truly grateful to call you my best friend! Thank you for your unconditional support and love and for believing in me in whatever it is I wanted to do. Thank you for teaching me how to strong, patient, loving and independent.

I love you, Mom!


My lovely mother and I



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