Minnehaha Cake

PUBLISHED OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2007

Minnehaha cake was named after the fictional princess in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous 1855 poem Song of Hiawatha. By the late 1800s, newspapers and cookbooks all across the country were publishing recipes for this popular special-occasion dessert. The cake is traditionally a three-layered affair filled with raisins and almonds and topped with a burnt sugar frosting.

SERVES10 to 12 (Makes 1 cake)

Minnehaha Cake

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Minnehaha Cake is traditionally a three-layered affair filled with raisins and almonds and topped with a burnt-sugar frosting. While testing recipes, we found that monitoring the temperature of the frosting is key, so we needed to use a can...

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 chocolate bar biscuit croissant topping
  • 1 jelly cotton candy
  • ½ jelly gummies
  • 2 cups liquorice chocolate
  • 2 jelly beans bonbon
  • 2 caramels tart gummi bears
  • 6 butterscotch caramel lollipops
  • 12 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

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