January is a very busy month for a baker like me. My husband, four-year old son, brother-in-law, and dear friend all have birthdays this month. I want to make cakes for all, but don't have a lot of time. So... this next recipe is quite versatile and EASY. I made a cake, the next week--24 cupcakes for my son's class, and a bunch of bars--all with the same basic recipe. My sister passed on this recipe to me. She has two little ones--and has made this countless of times for different occasions!