Today is my dad's birthday. Happy Birthday, Dad! I remember him talking about his favorite cake as a child. It was from Sander's in Detroit, Michigan. It was a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and white butter cream. When I was doing my student teaching in Bay City, Michigan the local Kroger's carried Sander's cakes. I remember taking one home to him for his birthday. I will never be able to re-create a Sander's cake, but our local German bakery comes close. The cake above is a chocolate cake with a custard filling from Continental Pastries in Battle Creek, Michigan, my favorite bakery.
My dad celebrating his birthday last year at our home.