12 August 2011

Lucky #31, and Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Hey, hey, party internet people.  Hope you're kicking off a weekend to remember.

Here at the always exciting M Cubed household, I've been savoring my last few days before I go back to work by trying to strike the perfect balance between being a lazy slob and getting small projects done.  Check and check.  Air filters changed, ceiling fans clean, walls cleaned with bleach.  Also, I just changed out of my pajamas.  Shoot yeah.

I needed to get all of that boring, crappy stuff done because tonight is the start of the birthday weekend of everyone's favorite Matt.

No, not this one.

Or this one. . .

Or even this one. . .

Or this one.  (Why are there so many awesome Matts?*)

Hell, even this Matt's got nothing on the one I married (except for maybe some mad footballs skillz.)

Nope.  It's this one, my favorite friend, master griller, voracious reader, dog dad, ellipting fool, super husband, and best laugher alive.  

It's this Matt's 31st birthday, and we're dedicating the weekend to all of his favorite things.  There will be delicious food, booze, lots of kisses (from dogs and wives alike--but not at the same time), and beach fun.  I can't think of a better way to end a summer and begin a new year.

Oh, and there will be cake.  This cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting**.  

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
5 tablespoons milk
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 oz. cream cheese
2-3 cups powdered sugar


Whip butter and cocoa powder together in a large bowl.  Slowly add milk.  Add vanilla extract and cream cheese and mix on high until mixture is smooth.  Slowly add powdered sugar until you reach desired sweetness and consistency.

*Way back when we first started dating, Matt and I had a joke (at least I think it was a joke) that we were only allowed to cheat on the other one with people of the same name.  So he could sleep with as many Mandys as he wanted, and I could have all the Matts that my heart desired.  I totally win in this fake being able to cheat deal.

**I have pretty much stopped making any other cake but this one because it is perfect and I never want to eat any other kind of cake ever again for my whole life.  Except for maybe some pumpkin cake in the fall.  And an occasional strawberry cake.  


  1. Happy Birthday Matt!

    I remember him as the funniest Feldmann. That's after I remember him, Chris, and my brother Josh chasing us (Mary, Mikey and me) out of the basement bc they were video games and read Conan the Barbarian comics. And then I remember being waaaay too drunk at Mikey's wedding and rambling to him about... probably every embarassing topic I could think of. win. woo, rambly memories (sorry my bourbon sampling birthday celebrations started a bit too early)

    ps: I'm trying the vanilla bean cake tomorrow. wish me luck!

  2. He's definitely the funniest Feldmann. (And most handsome, and best all around, etc.) I don't know if I'd say coolest, though, because of the story you just told. Oh, dorky boys. . .

    Hope your bourbon birthday is super fantastic! Just follow the directions for the cake, and make sure all of the wet ingredients are room temperature before you start. I hope you like it!



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