While at the grocery store the other day I came across a bin filled with half price items. (Even in food shopping, I am a die hard thrifter.) There was a boxed cake mix for a "Cherry Chipit" cake. Well, my memories of childhood birthday parties and Betty Crocker's Cherry Chipit cakes came rushing back and I just had to make one for old time's sake. I made first a cake which didn't last long in this house and then I made some cupcakes and was able to capture them before they disappeared. I made the icing as per my old Betty Crocker cookbook recommended with little bits of Maraschino cherries chopped up. Light as air and sweet.
Comfort food for bitter cold days. What kind of birthday cakes did you have when you were little?