Sunday, June 03, 2007

Retro Cake Challenge No. IV

There's no stopping that T.W.Barritt over at Culinary Types. We have a few little email converstations about old-fashioned cakes, a little vintage recipe searching, and the recipe hardly pauses in cyberspace before it is cooked, photographed and blogged for your delight. Each story is written in a style appropriate for the cake. The latest is set in the 1950's when the latest fashion was a German Chocolate Cake.

The recipe for this cake appeared in the newspapers in late 1957. The first mention is said to have been in a Dallas newspaper in the fall, but so far I have been unable to track this down. By December it had spread to North Carolina, as The Daily Times-News in Burlington asked on December 17th of that year:

Would you like Recipe for German Chocolate Cake?
There is a new cake that is causing considerable comment here this Christmas. It is a German chocolate cake and everywhere we have been recently someone has been talking about the recipe and how it might be obtained.

In case you missed T.W's other Retro Cakes, they are:

I Lady Baltimore Cake.

II Chocolate Malted Milk Cake

III Watermelon Cake.

Do yourself a favour and check them all out HERE.

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