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:

pegasuslegend said...

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!

Cristine said...

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". :)

Barbara @moderncomfortfood said...

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!

ohbabyo said...

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

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!!

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

All the best,

Gera

Mags said...

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!

Holly said...

this looks so delish!!! Pretty!

Cookin' Canuck said...

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

Joanne said...

Happy birthday to your Mom! Cute story.

That filling looks delicious!

Kathleen said...

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

Megan said...

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

susies1955 said...

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

Flourchild said...

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

Marthe said...

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

Glenna said...

OMG, that looks divine!

Maria said...

Gorgeous cake. Gave it a little SU:)

vivisue said...

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

CookiePie said...

Happy birthday Momma! Gorgeous cake!!

Jill's Comfort Zone said...

Happy Birthday Momma! That cake is beautiful!!!

Patsyk said...

Simply gorgeous cake!

teresa said...

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

Lynda said...

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!

Diana's Cocina said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! The cake looks wonderful!

Jamie said...

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!

Jamie said...

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

Leslie said...

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

Coleen's Recipes said...

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

Katrina said...

Yum! That looks and sounds delicious to me!

Amanda said...

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

Pam said...

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

Bellini Valli said...

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

Suzanne a.k.a. vivisue said...

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

Katrina said...

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

marla said...

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

Patsyk said...

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

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