Brown-Eyed Susan Cake

Published October 1, 2005.

Why this recipe works:

In the 1950s, garden-themed cakes started cropping up in cookbooks like wildflowers and took on names such as chrysanthemum and pink azalea. To put together a brown-eyed Susan cake recipe, with the flavors of orange and chocolate, we took advantage of an already developed yellow butter cake… read more

In the 1950s, garden-themed cakes started cropping up in cookbooks like wildflowers and took on names such as chrysanthemum and pink azalea. To put together a brown-eyed Susan cake recipe, with the flavors of orange and chocolate, we took advantage of an already developed yellow butter cake recipe, stirring some melted chocolate into half of the batter and orange zest into the other half.

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In the 1950s, garden-themed cakes started cropping up in cookbooks like wildflowers and took on names such as chrysanthemum and pink azalea. The Brown-Eyed Susan Cake, with the flavors of orange and chocolate, is one of our favorites from this period.

Ingredients

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