The 16th is the anniversary of the beheading of Marie Antoinette (zut alors!). In honor of Madame Deficit, prepare your best cake from a historic recipe. And then eat it, bien sur.
We would hope that even Marie Antoinette would be well pleased to sit at our table and enjoy two cakes and tea on this beautiful fall afternoon.
Our family loves cinnamon and spices and since we couldn't decide between two recipes from the CBS Homemakers Exchange Recipes 1950 and 1951, we decided to make both.
Recipe #1 - Southern Cinnamon Cakes
|Ingredients prepared. Oops, except the cup of sugar. But with another check of the recipe, we quickly make it right.|
|Ready to bake and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.|
|Baked, hot, and smelling oh so good!|
|A very heavy cake batter.|
|Egg whites beaten, brown sugar and salt added, spread on batter and topped with chopped walnuts.|
|Baked and the frosting is a beautifully browned meringue consistency.|
|Our Fall table for two.|
|Southern Cinnamon Cakes|
|Spice Cake with Baked Frosting.|
Two cakes made on the same day is not unusual in our home. Patrick has twin daughters, Cathy and Chrissy, who were just a few weeks from their 9th birthday when Patrick and I were married.
|Cathy on left in blue, Chrissy on right in pink.|
|Cathy, Aaron, Chrissy, and grandpuppy Bodin.|
Historical Food Fortnightly
The Challenge: #10 - Let Them Eat Cake!
The Recipe: CBS Homemakers Exchange Recipes - Southern Cinnamon Cakes, Spice Cake with Baked Frosting
The Date/Year and Region: April/May/June 1951 and January/February/March 1950, United States
How Did You Make It? Exactly followed recipe.
Time to Complete: 3 hours for both recipes
Total Cost: $7.00 for both recipes
How Successful Was It? 4 thumbs up!
How Accurate Is It? Very.
Patrick and Jeanette