What Tradition Tastes Like

Tomorrow, we are having a huge family get-together for my Grandmommy with all the cousins we haven't seen in years. Our household's only obligation: make & bring Grandmommy's chocolate butter rum cake.

This thing is sacred. And divine. And transports me directly back to being a child at any number of family celebrations. This is what tradition tastes like.

I've been granted permission to share this slice of my family with the caveat: "if you can read it, you can make it." ;-) Directly from my (now 99-year-old) Grandmommy's hand:

[OK, I'll share one extra note, only b/c I had to ask my mom today, myself! :-P Sweet milk is regular milk as opposed to buttermilk. :-)]