April 08, 2010

Happy Birthday Momma!


It's my Mom's birthday today.  It might seem strange to people that a 46 year old woman would call her mother "Momma" but really, it isn't ;)  When Justin was a baby learning to talk he found a way to discern Grandma and Mommy.  He would hear me call my mother mom but to him I was mom!  What he decided to do was call me Mom and Grandma became Momma!  So, still, to this day, my mother is called Momma whenever I am talking about her to my children and my children still call her Momma.



Happy Birthday Momma!

Even though Mom's birthday was almost a week away, we celebrated it here last Saturday.  With my Mom's schedule not being workable with our schedule during the week, I decided we needed to get together when we had the opportunity.  We had a little family gathering the day before Easter, had grilled chicken, venison burgers, tossed & potato salad and for dessert we had Mom's birthday cake.



I started searching Cooking Light for some cake recipes and came across this Banana Raspberry Cake with Lemon Frosting.  I had bananas that I knew would need to be used and I loved the fresh berries with lemon frosting so this became the cake to make!  There were no raspberries in the grocery (and boy do we have a lack of grocery stores in our area right now!!!) so I bought these nice big blackberries they had.  Turned out the cake looked beautiful with those big blackberries filling it and decorating it.  This was a very good cake and it made my Mom happy!

If you would like to make this cake yourself, you can find the recipe by clicking HERE.

35 comments:

  1. wow what a gorgeous cake, and your mom looks like a sister not your mom wow!!!! The cake is luscious looking great combo of flavors here with the lemon frosting added, Happy Birthday Shelby's sister oops mom!!!! and many more have a wonderful day!

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  2. The cake looks so good! Happy birthday to your momma!

    It is the same with my mom... for Eric, anyway. Anya can say "Grandma" but Eric calls her "Momma" and I am "Mommy". :)

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  3. I made banana cake for my son's birthday a few days ago, as I have done at his request for the past 20 yeas. They are so very good, and yours looks simply wonderful. Many thanks for sharing!

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  4. Yum! I'll have to give this a try, especially the lemon frosting! How sweet that you all call your mother "Momma"! :-)

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  5. Happy Birthday to your Mom!!

    Are there any leftovers of this magnificent cake? I'm going there right now!!

    All the best,

    Gera

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  6. Being a new grandma I can't help but wonder what Gavin is going to call me.

    What a beautiful cake...love the fresh berries!

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  7. this looks so delish!!! Pretty!

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  8. Happy Birthday to your mum! This cake looks absolutely delicious.

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  9. Happy birthday to your Mom! Cute story.

    That filling looks delicious!

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  10. Shelby, this cake looks gorgeous and the rest of the menu delicious! Tell Momma happy bday for me ;)

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  11. Cake looks wonderful and I love that used a Cooking Light recipe. Happy Birthday to Momma! :)

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  12. It's not strange. Happy Birthday Momma! :)
    Beautiful cake,
    Susie

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  13. Happy Birthday to your mom! The cake looks amazing and Im sure she loved it! I love white frosting better then chocolate!

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  14. That's one amazing looking cake, congrats on you moms birthday!!

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  15. Gorgeous cake. Gave it a little SU:)

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  16. Wow, talk about hitting the Mother Lode! Gotta find some paper for the printer! Wonderful and I can't wait to try this. Blackberries are a household (me and My Mountain Man) favorite!

    Suzanne
    www.ThruTheBugsOnMyWindshield.wordpress.com

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  17. Happy birthday Momma! Gorgeous cake!!

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  18. Happy Birthday Momma! That cake is beautiful!!!

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  19. aw, happy birthday to your momma! sweet post! the cake looks wonderful.

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  20. Happy birthday to your Momma. You look so much like her Shelby!
    The cake is gorgeous with those huge blackberries surrounding it. I've bookmarked this as I can't resist any banana cake this lovely!

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  21. Happy Birthday to your Mom! The cake looks wonderful!

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  22. Aw, Happy Birthday, Momma! My mom is still my mom! And this cake is luscious looking! Now that my husband is on a diet I have not thought to look for sweet recipes on Cooking Light. Thanks for the flash (duh!) and this gorgeous, tempting recipe!

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  23. Well, happy birthday to your momma, Shelby! So nice to get together and celebrate with this wonderful homemade cake.

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  24. Happy Birthday MOMMA!!!! Yummy cake. Save me any?

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  25. I see where your good looks come from!! Happy Birthday to Shelby's Momma!!

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  26. Yum! That looks and sounds delicious to me!

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  27. This looks so beautiful! You did a fabulous job Shelby!

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  28. Happy b-day to your Mom! The cake looks so beautiful.

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  29. Happy belated birthday to your mom Shelby. The cake looks amazing and it is LIGHT:D

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  30. Just saw your pic of this cake that got published on Photograzing. I thought, "I know her!" Congrats!!! Great picture!

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  31. Ooh, that cake looks divine. I love all things banana!

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  32. Such a pretty cake, happy b'day to your mom!

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  33. You always make the most gorgeous cakes! Looks delicious, and I do hope your momma had a great birthday!

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