The women in my family were such amazing role models for me as a youngster (and still are today!). They were all independent people, filled with self-respect, busily working and volunteering for social causes they were passionate about... It's really amazing to reflect on.
just a small percentage of her various activities and skills
It turned out so totally perfectly
My mom and Laura were telling me that spice cakes have been a popular choice in our family going back since well before my time. My mom and dad even had a spice cake at their wedding!
complete with coffee-flavored frosting & rainbow candles!
My aunt Laura and my mom and dad came over in the afternoon and we had a little mini-birthday party with spice cake and coffee. It was such a sweet and delicious walk down memory lane to taste this cake again after so many years, especially in the company of my family - which made the memory even more perfect and complete. I don't know how long it's been, but it has been quite a while since I last had it. It's full of walnuts and raisins and warm spices and moisture, and it is just 100% delicious. Try it, I know you'll like it - and maybe it will become a new family classic for you too!
Grandmommy's Super Simple Coffee Frosting
This is not even a recipe. It just goes like this: