I made this wonderful recipe over Thanksgiving and recently realized I had never shared. Yes, it is almost Christmas now- but better late than never. The recipe is relatively easy, unless you are unfamiliar with sifting flour. And yes, it is more than necessary so don't try and skip it. I brought the cake over to my boyfriend's family Thanksgiving and let me tell you, it was a crowd pleaser. Not only did it fill the house with the most intoxicating smell, but it was the quickest to fly off the table.