Use this to search the site!
Just type your request in the
blank and click on "Search"!
Custom Search


Piccadilly Cafeteria Cake

From: Robert 
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:48 PM

Dear Uncle

So great to find your web site I am trying to find a recipe for a desert from Piccadilly cafeteria in Richmond Va 
from the 70s and 80s -it was served cold kind of a spice cake but kind of chocolate cake, crazy moist with a kinda 
chocolate pudding on top with chopped walnuts thanks for any help.


Hello Robert,

Sorry, I can’t find any recipe from Piccadilly that fits your description. There is not a cake like that on their current menu. see: Piccadilly Cafeteria Menu


IGA Bakery Cobblestone Bread

From: Wendy 
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:46 PM
Subject: lost recipe search...

You have helped me out by finding so many other recipes thought I'd give you this challenging one... 

IGA stores used to sell a bread from their bakery they called COBBLESTONE bread... it was very buttery light bread... 
that resembled the texture of an English Toasting bread the style of a monkey type bread.. and the top of the 
bread looked like a cobble stone from a road.. all bumps and crevices.  IGA No longer sells this bread.   

I have found some recipes for a bread called cobblestone.. but it has fruit and such in it.. the bread I'm looking 
for also appeared to be a batter type bread... light and fluffy.. 

Any chance you can find the recipe??

Thank you in advance as always! 

~ Wendy

Hi Wendy,

There is a bread company named “Cobblestone Bread Company. See: Cobblestone Bread Company

There is also a bread company named “Cobblestone Mills Bread Company. See: Cobblestone Mills Bread Company

However, I understand that the “Cobblestone Bread” that you are looking for is not a product of these companies, but a bread made in the IGA store bakery. I found only a couple of mentions of it, in IGA ads: Coupons and Southern Illinoisan Newspaper Archive: July 26, 1972 - Page 19: IGA ad

I had no success finding a recipe for Cobblestone Bread that mentioned IGA. There are a variety of “Cobblestone bread” recipes, some with fruit, some with honey & cinnamon, and some with onion & cheese. The only one that I found with none of those ingredients is “English Cobblestone Bread”. See: and Tastebook

If that’s not it, then I’m afraid I can’t help. I never had the Cobblestone Bread from IGA, so I could not recommend a recipe as being similar.

There are some photos of a bread like you describe called "Cobblestone Bread" on Google images, but there are no recipes attached to the images.

I’ll post this. Perhaps a former IGA Bakery employee will respond.


Piccadilly Harvest Cake

I found this while searching for something else.

Piccadilly Harvest Cake

1 3/4 pounds peeled carrots, chopped 
1 cup granulated sugar 
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
2 tablespoons flour 
3 eggs, well-beaten with electric mixer 
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine, at room temperature 
Confectioners' sugar 

Steam or boil carrots. Drain well and transfer to a large mixing bowl. 

While carrots are still warm, add sugar, baking powder and vanilla extract. 
Beat with mixer until smooth. 

Add flour and mix well; add whipped eggs and beat well. Add margarine and 
beat well. 

Pour mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour 
or until top is light golden brown. Sprinkle lightly with confectioners' 
sugar over top before serving 

Please read the Instructions before requesting a recipe.

Please sign your real first name to all recipe requests.

Please don't type in all capital letters.

If you have more than one request, please send them in separate e-mails.

Send Requests to

Copyright © 2012, 2013, 2014 Phaedrus