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Lane Cake

Recipe photo courtesy of Yossy Arefi

Invented by Emma Rylander Lane in the late 19th century, this bourbon-spiked raisin, pecan, and coconut showstopper gets more flavorful with age. Martha made this recipe on episode 707 of Martha Bakes.



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  • oenophelia5904979
    21 JAN, 2018
    This was definitely a challenge for me as I'm more of a cook than a baker! The cake itself was very good. The frosting tasted fabulous however was a huge challenge because it was too thin. I think I didn't get it thick enough like the recipe called for and when adding the butter it thickened but I had to refrigerate in order to get the frosting to stop running off the sides. Was uncertain of the candied kumquats but surprisingly they added just the right taste to compliment the sweet buttercream frosting. I think I could have saved money by using just regular raisins from the grocery store instead of the expensive and hard to find raisins called for in the recipe. The bourbon was strong and I hope this will subside a bit as the cake rests in the refrigerator. All in all, I'm not sure it was worth all the hours in the kitchen. Beautiful cake though. Thanks for the challenge!
  • cakedeliveryi
    10 OCT, 2017
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