My husband has beautiful brown eyes and a smart-ass smile. He twirls his wedding band around his finger when he's deep in thought. He has an obsession with all televised sports: when his teams are playing he will cheer yell and carry on like he's wearing the coach's hat or a player's jersey. While he'd never admit to it, he has the most wicked sweet tooth I've ever seen. He bellows at me if I stir the pan while he's cooking, and he rubs his face whenever he grows tired, and he gives the best back rubs in the world.
My husband is tender and patient and kind. Always the level-headed one between us, he never gets overly excited or anxious. He never raises his voice. When everything else is chaos, he's like a deep breath of fresh air. Always calm and quiet yet earnest, my husband. That's just who he is. He loves to surprise me with a song. He plays guitar and will sneak into the garage and practice a love song and serenade me when I least expect it. He has an amazing voice.
I could go on and on and on, but people have other places to be. So let me just say that I'll always consider to be lucky because of him. And I pretty much don't deserve him, at all. He's the best thing that's ever happened to me and the thing I'm blessed with in life, no doubt about it.
Now, to get back on topic: I mentioned his sweet tooth. Oh, but that man has quite the raging sweet tooth! Chocolate is a favorite! If you want to really bring him to his knees: I'll make a chocolate cake with a shiny chocolate icing dripping down the sides kind of combo. That will get him every time! In honor of that darling Husband-man: I made his absolute favorite chocolate cake for Valentines Day. This recipe was shared by my good friend Kelly W. whom I am forever grateful. The first time I made this, I told my husband I was going to just sprinkle powdered sugar on it, he insisted on frosting and got a can out of the pantry of store bought. There was no way I was going to top this beautiful cake with canned frosting. I got busy and made it with my Shiny Kahlua Icing. It made this cake even more decadent!
1 (18 1/2 ounce) box chocolate cake mix, I used Devils Food
1 (3 1/2 ounce) box instant chocolate pudding mix
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350º.