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Celebrated Bourbon-Laced Cake Is Named Alabama’s Official Dessert

May 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Alabama lawmakers recently approved an expensive (ingredients-wise), labor-intensive, and alcohol-laced cake as the official state dessert. Known as the Lane Cake, the multi-layered concoction was first described in an 1898 cookbook published by Alabama resident Emma Rylander Lane, and was mentioned several times in Harper Lee’s classic novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird.” The recipe calls for at least a dozen eggs: the whites for the cake layers and the yolks for the rich custard filling – spiked with bourbon or sherry – between layers, as well as chopped raisins, candied cherries, coconut and pecans. In “Mockingbird,” the character Scout said neighbor Maudie Atkinson’s Lane Cake was “so loaded with shinny (i.e., whiskey) it made me tight.”
Pat Kettles, "A boozy, old-school cake is now Alabama's official state dessert", The Anniston Star, May 20, 2016, © Annistonstar.com
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