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 ๐Ÿ˜‰  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.


  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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". :)

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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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