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

Oatmeal Raisin Bread

13 January 2016

Still on your New Year's diet? Then this oatmeal raisin bread, with its low fat and sugar content, is perfect. Though the name evokes the sweetened ...

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Ginger Snaps

22 December 2015

Just in time for Christmas comes this delightful vintage gingersnap recipe, so easy that it can be made after a long day of work. And this recipe is ...

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Six-in-One Refrigerator Cookies

17 December 2015

Years ago, I received a lovely gift -- a beautiful tin filled with many different kinds of homemade Christmas cookies, When I asked the gift giver ...

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Aunt Rei's Babka

06 December 2015

Aunt Rei's Babka is really a modern coffee cake, not the lush yeast-risen pastry that we associate with babka today. Not that there's anything wrong ...

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Corn Bread for Two

26 November 2015

Here's my Thanksgiving miracle. After making this recipe a few weeks ago, I misplaced the recipe card -- and could not find it anywhere.  But ...

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Spoon Bread Casserole

21 November 2015

We're smack in the middle of baking season (which runs from October through December), a fact I learned on a tour of the Jiffy Factory in Chelsea, ...

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Pumpkin Sheet Cake

20 November 2015

The pumpkin craze that began last month shows no signs of abating (and quite frankly has gone into overkill, what with pumpkin flavored Oreos, ...

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Cloud Biscuits

15 November 2015

There seems to be a biscuit revival afoot, though I'm not sure why these simple and wholesome baked goods ever fell from favor. They hearken back to ...

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The Secret Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

02 November 2015

I was not a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies -- until I tried this recipe. It is that good. While I typically bake desserts I love (you'll notice a ...

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October Butternut Cake

31 October 2015

Before October ends in just a few hours, I figured I'd better end my blog sabbatical and post this October Butternut Cake recipe --  though it ...

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