This is the birthday cake my wonderful sister and I made together last week, in her beautiful kitchen, in the beautiful red-gold-orange-and-green woods of midcoast Maine. It’s a memorable recipe, one our paternal grandmother made for us when we were children. I can’t cook, so I can’t bake one for myself, but my sister let me help! I felt like Martha Stewart — pouring in the ingredients that my sister had already measured out for me! She has a big Kitchenaid mixer to help with all those eggs that had to be mixed for a minute each. And the cake was delicious! (It’s served without icing, just as shown here.) We enjoyed it with some vanilla ice cream in front of a Netflix episode of “The Waltons” and reminisced about old times, all the while filing our time together as another special memory.