Mrs. Roosevelt’s Clove Cake for the Culinary Historians’ Yosemite Gathering

Mrs Teddy Roosevelt's Clove Cake with candied ginger bake this cake

We’re resurrecting history (and repairing it a bit along the way) with Edith Roosevelt’s charming turn-of-the-Century Clove Cake. It’s a way old-fashioned historic cake crafted with a dark molasses batter then locked and loaded with sweet seedless raisins. It’s sprinkled with homemade caramelized ginger, although you could drizzle it with lemon hard sauce instead (and soak the raisins in brandy or vanilla) for an extra flavor punch. Continue reading

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Vintage Labor Saving Cake Recipe with Broiled Icing

Labor Saving Cake One Bowl Cake plate Bake this Cake

The Labor Saving Cake, otherwise known as a One Bowl Wonder, is a WWII-era recipe brought back to life with few twists and a buttery brown sugar-coconut icing that is broiled into the top of the cake. Ideal for Sunday supper or potluck events, where a homemade vintage dessert is sure to light up the room. Continue reading