Angel Food Cake History

Angel Food Cake History

  Angel Food cake is thought to be a takeoff of the Sponge Cake, Cornstarch Cake, Silver Cake, and/or Snow-drift Cake.  There are several theories on who originated this Angel … Continued

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake History and Recipe

  Black Forest cake has multiple (usually 4) layers of chocolate sponge cake, cherries, and whipped cream.  It is frosted with whipped cream and covered with chocolate shavings and a … Continued

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie History and Recipe

Is Boston Cream Pie really a cake and not a pie!?  Two layers of sponge cake are filled with thick vanilla custard and topped with a chocolate glaze or a … Continued

Charlotte Russe Cake

Charlotte Russe Cake History

Charlotte Russe is a cake that the mold of the cake pan is lined with sponge fingers (Ladyfingers) and then filled with a custard.  Sometimes cake or bread slices are … Continued

Cheesecake

Cheesecake History

  Now days there are hundreds of different cheesecake recipes.  The ingredients are what make one cheesecake different from another.  The most essential ingredient in any cheesecake is cheese (the … Continued

Southern Coca Cola Chocolate Cake

Coca Cola Chocolate Cake Recipe

 Southerners love their Coca Cola Chocolate Cake!  Marshmallows and soda pop may seem like odd ingredients to use in a cake, but in the South, they are the real thing. … Continued

Devils Food Cake

Devils Food Cake History and Recipe

  Devil’s Food Cake is also know as Red Velvet Cake, Red Devils Cake, Waldorf Astoria Cake, and $100 Dollar Cake.  A beautiful mild chocolate flavor cake that is startlingly … Continued

Election Day Cake

Election Day Cake History and Recipe

Election Day Cake is actually a classic English fruitcake or plum cake.  The original Election Day Cake included molasses, spice, raisins, and currants were used in this cake.  Later brandy was … Continued

German Marble Cake

German Marble Cake History and Recipe

German Marble Cake brings back fond childhood memories for my daughters, as their Grandma Gertie always made Marble Cake for them.  Whenever Grandma Gertie knew that company was coming over, … Continued

Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter Cake History and Recipe

This Gooey Butter Cake consists of a dry, flat base covered with a “goo” mixture.  It is sticky and chewy and very delicious.  This ultra-sweet treat is a St. Louis … Continued

Cake History

History of Cakes

History of Cakes     Cakes are made from various combinations of refined flour, some form of shortening, sweetening, eggs, milk, leavening agent, and flavoring.  There are literally thousands of … Continued

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 … 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 Cakes

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

Linzer Torte History

Linzer Torte History

Torte is the German word for “cake.”  It is a cake that uses groundnuts as the predominant dry ingredient in place of most or sometimes all of the flour.  Although … Continued