Huguenot Torte

Huguenot Torte History and Recipe

This Huguenot Torte or Ozark Pudding is Charleston, South Carolina’s most famous dessert.  Almost all restaurants in the area serve this wonderfully delicious apple and nut torte.  The recipe is … Continued

Indian Pudding

Indian Pudding – Hasty Pudding Recipe and History

  Photo from www.roadfood.com   Despite the name Indian Pudding, it is not a traditional native dish.  Native Americans had neither milk nor molasses to use in their cooking.  They … Continued

Lady Baltimore Cake

Lady Baltimore Cake History and Recipe

The Lady Baltimore Cake is a Southern specialty.  A favorite wedding cake, this mountainous cake, of several layers, is a white cake topped with a boiled or “Seven Minute Frosting.” … Continued

Lamington Cake History and Recipe

Lamington Cake is an Australian dessert of little cubes or squares of sponge cake, dipped in chocolate, then rolled in coconut.  The word lamington means layers of beaten gold. In … Continued

King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

Hundreds of thousands of King Cakes are eaten during Mardi Gras each year in New Orleans, Louisiana.  In fact, a Mardi Gras party would not be authentic without the traditional … Continued

Panforte Di Siena

Panforte Di Siena – Italian Siena Cake Recipe

Panforte Di Siena is an Italian confection that is a cross between fruitcake, candy, and honey cakes called Lebkuchen (lasting cakes).  This cake is a wonderful confection and so easy … Continued

Pavlova Cake

Pavlova Cake History

  Pavlova (pav-LOH-vuh) – The elegant Pavlova Cake (or pie) consists of a base made of a meringue crust topped with whipped cream and fresh fruits such as kiwis, strawberries, … Continued

Plum Pudding

Plum Pudding Recipe

Plum pudding is a steamed or boiled pudding frequently served at holiday times.  Plum pudding has never contained plums.  The name Christmas pudding is first recorded in 1858 in a … Continued

pound cake history

Pound Cake History

Pound Cake History – The name (Pound Cake) comes from the fact that the original pound cakes contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.  No leaveners were … Continued

Robert E. Lee Cake

Robert E. Lee Cake History and Recipe

Also called General Robert E. Lee Cake.  One of the most famous Southern American cakes of all times.  Making this cake is definitely a labor of love because it is … Continued

Sachertorte Cake

Sachertorte Cake History

Sachertorte Cake, also know as Sacher Cake and Eduard Sacher Torte is a famous classic Viennese cake.  Probably the most famous chocolate cake of all-time.  It consists of chocolate sponge … Continued

Sally Lunn Cake History

Sally Lunn Cake History

  Sally Lunn Cake History – A large sponge cake-like bread, more like a bread than a cake that is either yeast or baking powder based that can be made … Continued

Smith Island Cake

Smith Island Cake History

  Photo from the Bayside Inn Restaurant, Smith Island, MD.   Unless you are from Smith Island (Maryland’s only inhabited off-shore island), in Chesapeake Bay, you probably have not heard … Continued

Tiramisu History

Tiramisu History and Recipe

Tiramisu (tih-ruh-mee-SOO) – The Italian translation for tiramisu is “carry me up.”  Also known as Tuscan Trifle.  Tradition tiramisu is a pudding-like dessert that usually consists of sponge cake or … Continued