Monday, October 22, 2007
Happy Birthday to my sister - you only turn 40 once
I have a bunch of sisters, but this particular sister and I are closer than any of the others.
She's exactly 13 months and 4 days younger than I am, down to the minute.
We fought like cats and dogs growing up and even had our share of fist-fights. We've been best friends and worst enemies, but we'll always be sisters.
Her cake request this year, like this would surprise me, was Granny's Chocolate Cake. Every birthday that I can remember, this has been the cake to have. Forget those store-bought things. Forget the added pounds, just give me the cake.
This is the one and only recipe I don't share. I know that's selfish, but every girl has to have a secret recipe. If you want something very similar head over to Pioneer Woman and try this one. The basic ingredients are nearly identical, just the proportions are different and there's a little difference in how it goes together.