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In the North of England, it is traditional to serve lardy cake on holidays and special occasions.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1998
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  • cakengiftsini
    26 MAY, 2017
    We love this idea for making awesome cake by this recipe and thanks to you for giving this awesome recipe. I will try this recipe recently. Thanks!!! Other site from which we make such wonderful cakes is : http://www.cakengifts.in/birthday-cakes http://www.cakengifts.in/anniversary-cakes http://www.cakengifts.in/celebration-cakes http://www.cakengifts.in/cake-delivery-in-faridabad
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  • Amanda100wilson
    6 JUL, 2012
    Messed up my last post. It is not supposed to be flat like this either but is traditionally cake shaped and usually has a sticky base. This one looks too dry and flat to me.
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  • Amanda100wilson
    6 JUL, 2012
    Lardy cake is not from the North of England. It is from Wiltshire in the South West where pig farming was common and
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  • PamGotcher
    1 NOV, 2011
    This looks WONDERFUL. I have rendered lard here which I use when I make piecrust - I'll be substituting it for the vegetable shortening - and making it soon!
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  • Joyfull4444
    14 AUG, 2011
    Lovely! Being Brit born I've had a few Lardy cakes in my day, and have to say this recipe ranks right up there for taste! To ihodds re your comment about changing the name of the recipe. #1. Your comment was out of line. If you don't want to make the recipe, move on. #2. Do some research please. Lardy cake has been around since your Grandmothers day and before her. Why should the name of a traditional British recipe be changed to suit your fancy?
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  • MS10684808
    21 APR, 2010
    You really should change the name of this recipe with so many health concious people out there. I was sure there was lard in the recipe, luckily there is none.
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