Susan's Description:

Join me on my delicious journey revisiting American home cooking in the era before convenience foods became popular (1919 to 1955), as I bake and cook from old cookbooks and recipe cards of home cooks purchased at estate sales in Akron, Ohio, and other exotic locations.

Recent Updates at A Cake Bakes in Brooklyn

Mrs. Griffin's Chocolate Pudding

21 November 2014

Remember that chocolate pudding your mother used to make? Yeah, this is it, but better, especially if your mother (like mine) made chocolate pudding ...

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Gold Rush Brownies

19 November 2014

I made these the other night for several reasons, chief among them their ease of preparation (one bowl! five ingredients!) and their intriguing name. ...

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Cranberry Bread

15 November 2014

I've had a love affair with cranberry bread -- that enticing contrast between the tart berries and the sweet bread -- ever since I made it decades ...

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Wet Chocolate Cake and Minute-Boil Fudge Frosting

12 November 2014

At 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning I baked a chocolate cake (don't ask) and it wasn't until it was in the oven that I realized, egads, it's vegan! No ...

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Mom C's Blueberry Muffins

07 November 2014

One of the few upsides to insomnia is the extra time it affords. And so on Thursday morning, when work anxiety awakened me at 4:30 a.m., I decided to ...

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Creamy Rice Pudding (Two Ways)

02 November 2014

They say good things come in small packages, but in my case the best things come in large paper shopping bags. The first time it happened, three ...

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Apple Pie Dessert

26 October 2014

I once heard a very wise nurse, during a lecture, say: Success is not a pie with just eight slices. That single sentence has become my mantra, ...

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Walnut Diamonds (or I Can't Believe There's No Butter)

24 October 2014

We've all heard of Diamond Walnuts, but these "Walnut Diamonds" are a fat-free cookie that take but ten minutes to make and yields a moist, chewy, ...

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The Very Best Lentil Soup

21 October 2014

Woman doesn't live by cake alone and so I present a rare (for this blog) savory recipe -- a delicious lentil soup -- perfect for the cooler fall ...

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Date Cake

19 October 2014

Last week, when I COULD NOT stop eating some delicious dried dates, I needed to take emergency action before I consumed the entire pound in one ...

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