I decide to do a little more research on the Blackout Cake, after this thread. I love all things NYC food related! Sadly, the original Blackout Cake is no longer with us. I learned a few things! Well, I learned that not all information on blogs, is correct! I pretty much knew it going in, but I wish to share my findings! http://zquilts.blogspot.com/search/label/cake%20recipe
First, the Blackout Cake came way before the INFAMOUS Blackout of '72. Well, it was the Blackout of '77! I DO remember it, as an 8 year old (scared to pieces, about the Son of Sam). It was in July not August, as well! Ebinger's filed for bankrupcy, in August of '72!
I also found just how expensive NYC Blackout Cake is, from a mail order source in New Orleans... http://www.gambinos.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=41
In my next life I would have become a blogger! However, if BC's are going for $75 shipped...I will be off baking my little heart out! If the lights go out not to worry! It is just the BLACKOUT OF 2004!!!
post edited by CCinNJ - 2009/02/09 03:00:52