Archives for Sweets category

Robert E. Lee Cake

Robert E. Lee cake (also referred to as Lee Cake, General Lee Cake, R.E. Lee Cake and General Robert E. Lee Cake in early recipes) existed by other names long before Robert E. Lee became the South’s most beloved icon.

This citrus-flavored sponge cake is very labor-intensive, but the results are well worth the effort. This recipe is based on several written between 1977 and 1891.

Fresh Peach Shortcake

Peach shortcake made with fresh peaches and a sweet biscuit shortcake. A delicious summer dessert from the Old South.

Hummingbird Cake

Recipe for hummingbird cake, a Southern white layer cake made with mashed bananas, crushed pineapple, pecans and spices. The story goes it’s so good you’ll hum while you eat it.

Benne Brittle

A recipe for benne brittle, a nineteenth century sesame seed candy made in Charleston and the South Carolina Low Country.

A traditional pumpkin pie recipe based on one from the 1890s made with pure maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

An old Southern family recipe for lemon pound cake made with real butter. It has a fine crumb and a delicious lemon flavor.

Ultimate Cheesecake

For the Crust: 2 1/2 cups Graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup Butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar For the Filling: 5 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons All-purpose flour 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 large eggs 2 […]

Italian Cream Cake

This cake is a holiday tradition at my house. It’s rich, moist, and filled with coconut and walnuts. For the cake: 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups sugar 5 egg yolks 5 egg whites 1 small can flaked coconut, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish 2 cups all-purpose […]

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster is a legendary New Orleans dessert made with warm bananas, brown sugar, brandy and banana liqueur served warm over vanilla ice cream.

Strawberry Cobbler

For the crust: 1 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 tablespoons sugar 6 tablespoons cold butter 3/4 cup milk For the filling: 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup unbleached aa[[ purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 quarts fresh strawberries, stemmed […]