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.


Humble Origins said...

...Ooooooo, that looks delish'! I'll have to head over to PW's site and take a look... ;o)
...And yes, aren't sisters the best? I have one and she's 10 years older than I but you would never know it. I always tell her, "I wouldn't take a million dollars for ya but I wouldn't give a nickel for another one just like ya" :o)

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

I could make myself sick on that cake. It's that good.

I've got so many sisters I can't shake a stick without hitting one. Of course as the oldest of the lot I'm partial to them all, but still I'm closest to the one nearest my age.