My favorite cake is German Chocolate, and most years I only make it on my birthday -- that would be today :D. The recipe is from Meta Givens Encyclopedia of Cooking which is my favorite cookbook set. I was glad I took this picture after I frosted it yesterday because today there already isn't much of it left! The weather is gray and damp but my heart is warmed from the cards and gifts I've received from friends and family, and even though gifts are not important, I do appreciate them. Thank you! (Now I think I'll settle down and read some of Carla Emery's book, The Encyclopedia of Country Living that My Own True Love gave me this morning -- and have a piece of cake. . . .