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

Chocolate Dream Cookies - No-Bake Cookies

26 July 2015

Sometimes it's just too damn hot to turn on the oven (well, not for me, but the DH really, really hates it) and so last Sunday when the temperature ...

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My Twinkie Defense (Featuring "Will the Real Twinkie Please Stand Up?" Quiz)

21 July 2015

The New York Times had an item about Twinkies today, on the occasion of their 85th birthday, so I'm reposting ye olde post about same. Enjoy! Yes, I ...

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Fresh Gooseberry Pie

14 July 2015

There was a battle waged in my kitchen this weekend, me v. gooseberry pie. I was knocked out in round one but recovered and ultimately won the match. ...

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World's Easiest Blueberry Muffins

12 July 2015

Many years ago, while blueberry picking in the Adirondacks, we found an orchard so rich with berries (as in, you could pick them by the handful!) ...

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Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Kisses

27 June 2015

I typically make baked goods I love to eat, but this past Father's Day was an exception. I hate am not a fan of peanut butter cookies, but ...

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No Pre-Heat Popovers!

21 June 2015

If you have flour, salt, milk and eggs, you can make popovers -- a perfect Father's Day breakfast treat -- in minutes. And with this recipe, you ...

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Phyllis Tilden's Chocolate Chip Cookies

19 June 2015

A reader from Canada sent me this c. 1970 recipe, not from a handwritten recipe card, but annotated by her mother and a family favorite nonetheless. ...

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Brandy Cake

12 June 2015

When I saw that this c. 1950 recipe combined two of my very favorite things -- cake and whiskey -- I just had to give it a try.  Brandy Cake ...

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Crisscross Strawberry Pie

07 June 2015

There are two kinds of strawberry pies: the type where the strawberries are placed uncooked (or just barely cooked) into a baked pie crust (here's ...

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Kreplach

01 June 2015

A few months ago, I agreed to demonstrate kreplach making at the Museum at Eldridge Street's annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanada Festival, ...

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