Ten score and four years ago, Nancy Lincoln brought forth on this continent, a child, who grew into a man our forefathers would have been proud of and history reveres; a man dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.  You know who I’m referring to with a mix of plagiarism and allusion: Mr. Abraham Lincoln.

He always looks so serious. Cheer up, Abe - it's your birthday!

He always looks so serious. Cheer up, Abe – it’s your birthday!

As you may or may not know, Ol’ Abe was a business credit reporter before being elected to the highest post in our country during what was arguably the most tumultuous time in its history. Hence we’ve got a bit of a soft spot for him. Since it’s his birthday, and birthdays are typically celebrated with cake, we want to share the recipe to the cake Mary made for him, and which he thought surpassed all others. We can’t verify Abe’s statement because we did not actually make the cake ourselves (though I for one have logged the recipe away in my trusty Evernote for another occasion), but he was known as “Honest Abe,” so it’s bound to be pretty darn tasty.

But let’s be serious for a minute. Abe was an extremely intelligent man, one whose actions and decisions are still largely applicable today. For instance, Steve Cody did a keen, informative article for Inc. about Lincoln’s public relations brilliance.

In other news, Abe was spotted riding a train in downtown New York. Stranger things have happened.

Let us know if you give the cake a try! I’ll update once I do.

[cc image credit to Wikipedia]