It’s been somewhat of a stressful week in our house, or at least it started out that way. John is nearly a year old now and has never been a good sleeper. Part of that is because of him, part of it is because of me. I’ve indulged in his bad nighttime behavior for far too long. But last weekend I had had enough.
I finally got around to reading the book my pediatrician recommended months ago and found the inspiration and motivation I was looking for. And so we let him cry it out.
And that’s why it’s been a long week. For 3 nights we tried to sleep while he was in the next room screaming. It was horrible. Those of you who have gone through this know what I’m talking about.
Then on the fourth night something magical happened. He slept through the night for the first time in his life, and I got a full night’s sleep for the first time in a year. I’ve never woken up in a better mood.
And so I baked a cake to celebrate.
This coconut cake recipe has been on my site for a few years now and I thought it needed an update. It turns out I didn’t really like the frosting of the original, this coconut cream cheese buttercream is much, much better.
And underneath the coconut buttercream is a tender and airy white cake scented with coconut milk and coconut flavoring, with a light filling of the buttercream mixed with whipped cream in between each layer of cake. All together it’s a coconut lover’s dream come true.
I had a piece of cake this afternoon, and I even gave John a few bites. If tonight goes as well, we’ll share another piece for breakfast tomorrow.
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