Well, when my friend, Annie, and I ventured off to Amsterdam, she asked if it would be OK if we met up with Benny and his friends, who were coincidentally visiting the city at the same time from their various study abroad adventures. Maybe it was the fact that we met (again) on another continent, or maybe it was because we met in an amazing pancake house, but Benny finally remembered me. He recognized me on campus last semester, and now, this semester, we are not only in the same class, but are partners for a research project. Benny is always a very positive guy, and whenever I'm upset, I know that our project meetings will cheer me up. I decided to make him a birthday cake to celebrate the fact that we are finally friends, and to thank him for all the smiles he's brought me this semester. I decided to make the cake with flavors that honor the place we finally met, a random pancake house in Amsterdam.
|The pancake house where it all began. Here is Benny, ready to drink the maple syrup.|
Cinnamon Butter Cake w/ Maple Cream Cheese Frosting and Pecans
Recipe adapted from here