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A few things on this planet bring people together.

Brazilian Christmas. Family praying before Christmas dinner.

Oh, it’s not what you're thinking…

It’s good music, great people, and delicious food.

Now for the hidden gem.

Lane Cake
Photo Courtesy of Gia's Cakes/The Cakerie Birmingham via Facebook

What is this Lane Cake I have heard about?

Let’s go back in time, back to when Emma Rylander Lane entered her cake at the County Fair in Columbus Georgia in 1898 and won first place. At that time she named the cake “ Prize Cake “ and published a cookbook that featured the recipe.


This cake must be amazing since it is also mentioned a few times in the classic book, To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960 by an Alabama native Harper Lee.

Fast forward to 1982 when Jimmy Carter published his memoir Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President.

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Once again the mention of this cake is made by a former President. He states his father would make a few of these cakes around Christmas.

Aren’t you at least a little bit curious to try a slic

Now the original recipe calls for a glass of Bourbon or Brandy. Some have altered it and made it with grape juice…. But you know it can’t taste the same if you use grape juice.

This cake has me running around and searching for it.

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Searching the web to find out exactly what makes this cake so special…..

WHY is this cake so difficult to find? 

I need a recipe ASAP!


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