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Marble Cake with Coconut

-----Original Message----- 
From: Cindy 
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 7:22 PM
Subject: Marble Cake

Growing up in South Georgia my grandmother used to bake a wonderful
chocolate and white marble cake.  The white portion of this cake contained
finely grated fresh coconut.  This cake was always served with a delicate
frothy apple flavored whipped cream called Apple Snow.  She baked this cake
in a tube pan and I remember it not rising too high and was a bit dense.
The chocolate portion was a dark chocolate.  I have tried for years to
reproduce this cake and cannot.  I hope someone may have this or a similar
recipe. Thank you.


Hello Cindy,

I had no success finding a chocolate and coconut marble cake recipe with any mention of apple snow.

I did find a chocolate and coconut marble cake here:
chocolate and coconut marble cake

One kind of "apple snow" is an old dessert dating as far back as the 17th century, but the traditional form of "apple snow" does not contain any dairy products. It's made with egg whites.

There are some things called "apple snow" that do contain dairy products. Here are two:

Bramley Apple Snow

Apple Snow

I'll post your request on my site.


Quizzy Cake

-----Original Message----- 
From: Judith 
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:05 AM
Subject: Quizzy cake

Hi Phaedrus,

A friend of mine who is turning 62 soon.  Told me the only thing he wants 
for his birthday (which is soon) is a cake called Quizzy cake.  He said his 
mother used to make it for him when he was a child.  His description was the 
same as other emails I saw on your site.  That's gotta be it.  I tried to 
click on the link you gave them but with no success.  Any help with this 
would be wonderful.

Coincidentally.  He grew up about 15 minutes from Graniteville, SC.  Maybe 
they're all related ;-)

Thank You,


Hi Judith,

The owner of that "Whiskful" website that had the recipe appears to have taken down all of her blogs. There is not so much as an e-mail on any of them. I don't have the actual recipe, and I can't find that recipe anywhere else. I wrote to Connie, the original requestor in 2009 and asked her to send me the recipe. Maybe I'll hear from her, but it's been over three years. If she sends it, I'll forward it to you.

The original request is here: Quizzy Cake


Merely linking to a recipe on another site can be problematic. I try to share the page views when I can by linking to recipes on other people's sites, but often those other sites vanish, or they delete the recipe I linked to, or they change the location (url) of the recipe (which is, for the practical purposes of those who have linked to it, equivalent to deleting it.).

It's been about 5 weeks now, and I have had no response from Connie. Connie is, at this point, the only person I know from whom I could get that recipe.

Yummies Bakery

From: Barb  
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 3:47 PM
Subject: There are some great memories from Philly

The second is Yummie's Bakery near Drexel Line Shopping Center. My grandmother used to take us there for their
buttercake which was to die for!  You could have used a spoon to eat the buttery liquid oozing from the cake. 

Recipes for either of these delectables would be greatly appreciated.


Hello Barb,

I found only a very few minor mentions of Yummies Bakery in Drexel Hill, PA. Actual bakery recipes are rarely available. When you find one, it’s usually a copycat, rather than the actual recipe. It does not appear that anyone has created any copycats for any Yummies Bakery products. Sorry.


Lawry's Pot Roast Seasoning

From: mikee 
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 10:27 PM
To: Phaedrus 
Subject: Re: 

Thank you very much. Another item I miss is Lawry's pot roast seasoning, which is can't find anymore. 
I don't know why they stop making items that are really good!!!  
If you have this recipe or any info, please let me know and thanks again! 

Hello Mike,

Sorry, I had no success finding a recipe, a copycat, or a substitute for Lawry’s Pot Roast Seasoning.


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