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Coffee Cake with Brewed Coffee

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jerry
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2014 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: Coffee Cake Recipe with real coffee

> Dear Uncle Phaedrus:
> Since I'm a major 1940s nut, I used to spend a lot of hours browsing
> magazines from the 1940s (and late 1930s). During the course of this,
> I found a coffee cake using really strong coffee in one of the
> magazines. It looked very much like a 2-layer chocolate cake, and
> tasted like a stiff cup of java. When I served it at a dinner, it was
> a real hit.
> Unfortunately, somehow it got lost. I went to the local library and
> spent several hours perusing Life magazines, Better Homes & Gardens,
> and House Beautifuls from the 1940s, all in vain.
> This coffee recipe didn't closely resemble the other ones you already
> have posted. It had no raisins, no spices, and was a true 2-layer cake
> capable of being decorated. As far as I can remember, it had no other
> flavoring except coffee.
> Can you help? I'd be much obliged.
> Very truly yours,
> Jerry 

Dear Uncle Phaedrus:

I forgot to mention that the one recipe I did find online contained
instant coffee. The historic recipe that I used did not; the coffee
was real, brewed coffee.

I apologize if this has caused any confusion, and thank you for your help.



Hello Jerry,

I had no success finding such a recipe with no spices. Without a unique name for the cake or something else unique about it other than the fact that it contained real coffee and was in a 1940's magazine, I see no way to proceed except to post your request on my site in the hopes that one of my other readers recognizes the recipe.


David's Restaurant in Bridgeport

-----Original Message----- 
From: Peggy 
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2014 6:07 PM
Subject: David 's chocolate malt

There was a restaurant on the south side of Chicago, in the Bridgeport 
neighborhood located on 31 st and Halstead called David's , they had the 
best malts would like to know the receipt for this chocolate malt

Thank you

Hello Peggy,

I found a few mentions of David's Restaurant and Governor's Table at 3100 S. Halstead. The restaurant appears to have been destroyed by fire in the 1980s.

I did not find any recipes at all or any mention of their chocolate malts. Sorry.


Chicken Inn in Kansas City

-----Original Message----- 
From: Mark 
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2014 7:53 AM
Subject: Chicken Inn Fried Chicken

In Kansas City Missouri there was a fast food fried chicken stand called 
Chicken Inn. Have you ever seen their recipe? They went out of business 
sometime in the 80's.


Hello Mark,

Sorry, no luck with this at all. What street were they on?


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