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My grandma was a piano teacher. From the 60s up through her death in the 80s she hosted student recitals in her home and each family brought a snack to share. One of her students brough this cake and my grandma thought it was the best cake she’d ever tasted (and she LOVED food). Her student’s mother kindly shared the recipe. Ever since then, my family has made this for every birthday, baby naming, Bat Mitzvah, and for the family dinner the night before my wedding and the night before my sister’s wedding. Today (Monday, March 30) is Mo’s birthday, so it’s time for another cake, only this time with gloves and mask so we can share it with my nephews, sister, and brother-in-law. You can bet this year’s cake is one we will always remember! Click here for the recipe.