Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2016 4:16 PM
Subject: Ebinger's black out cake
Can you tell me the price of Ebingerís black out cake in the 1950ís
I did not have any success with this, either on the Internet or in our
library of food history books.
I will, of course post this on my site in the hopes that one of my readers
can be of assistance. However, it will be March before it appears there.
My best suggestion would be for you to search the 1950s archives of The
Brooklyn Daily Eagle for an Ebinger's Bakery ad that features the blackout
cake and gives the price. There are no free archives of this newspaper
online, but there is a subscription website that has the archives. See:
The other alternative would be for you to determine where the physical
archives on microfilm are located and search them. (The Brooklyn Public
Library, perhaps, or the New York Public Library)
In the event that one of my readers can assist, I will e-mail you with what
I sent this request to my friend Gwen, who has access to newspaper archives, and she was successful.
I had luck with this request, and have attached a page from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle containing the ad,
in case the requestor wants to revisit the memory in sight. The price for a 'Black Out' Layer Cake in the 50's = 80c.
Some additional products and prices from Ebinger's in case someone asks in the future:
A frosted pistachio ring cake was 55 cents in 1949, a mother's day special layer cake (yellow cake, pink buttercream,
sugar flower) 1.85 in 1949, a Halloween special 8' layer cake 2.50 in 1951, strawberry fudge layer cake was 95 centers in 1951,
peach topped coffee cake 65 cents, milk chocolate chiffon cake was 79 cents in 1952, and an Easter buttercream layer cake 1.49 in both 1952.
Wonderful! Thanks, Gwen. I sent it on to Elisa.
Thank you so much! That's exactly what I have been looking for.
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:12 PM
Subject: Sara Lee's Walnut Whipped Cream Layer Cake
It has been years since I have had this cake and I used to be able to get it at Gordon Food Service.
I am told it is no longer produced, so I want to make it myself. This three layer walnut cake was
surrounded by a whipped cream frosting between layers and over the cake as well. This cake was found
in the frozen food section and you kept it in the refrigerator to keep the whipped cream from falling.
I also had this cake in a couple of restaurants including a wonderful resort on St. Croix where dinner
was served on a terrace overlooking the ocean. It was the perfect desert - not too sweet and very tasty.
I have been searching the Internet hoping to find a recipe, no luck. I have checked with Sara Lee
(on their regular website and the wholesale site) and no luck. I hope you have better luck than me!
Thank you for your assistance.
There is a photo of this cake here: Pinterest
Sorry, I cannot find a recipe, a copycat recipe, or even a cake recipe that someone says is similar to the
Sara Lee cake. Sara Lee sold this cake as a food service item as well as selling it retail, so it was indeed
served in restaurants. There are several requests for this recipe on the web, but no one has had any success.
I will post this on my site for reader input.
On 8/9/2018 2:30 PM, Francine wrote:
I want to do something for a wonderful friend, he loved a cake from his childhood and
I want to bake it for him, but Iíve never had it. †Iíve searched for hours and came up
with nothing which really shocked me. †I tried again this morning and found you, so I
thought Iíd try to see if you had any updates from this post:
(Previous request for "Sara Lee's Walnut Whipped Cream Layer Cake."
My friend loves this cake and I am hoping that you may have had a response in the past
two years. †I see someone suggested a recipe, but itís a torte, which is very different. †
Have you had any newer responses? †I appreciate any help you can give me. †
Iím not sure how your site works, will you respond directly to me? †I hope so, or I†
probably†wonít see it.†
Thank you so much!
I searched again today, and I'm sorry to tell you that there is still no recipe,
no copycat recipe and no "tastes-like" recipe for Sara Lee Walnut Whipped Cream
Layer Cake anywhere that I can find.
Since I have never had the Sara Lee cake, I could not recommend a cake recipe as
tasting similar. The only suggestion that I can give you is that I did find a recipe
and photo of a cake that looks like the Sara Lee cake. That's no guarantee that it
will taste like the Sara Lee cake, but it is all that I have to offer you.
See here for the recipe:† Walnut Hummingbird Cake †
Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly, I really appreciate it.
I did see that one and it has pineapple and banana so I donít think itís the one
that Iím looking for, but I will keep looking. ??
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2016 2:41 PM
One of my friends is dying to find Thalhimerís fudge recipe. Thanks!
I had no success with this search. I have some Thalhimerís recipes on my site, but not the fudge.
Iíll post this for reader input.