by Kristin Holt, USA Today Bestselling Author
|Watermelon Flavored Cake (with recipe!): Pinterest|
It’s true! See these Watermelon Cake recipes published as early as 1875. Here are a few, in chronological order.
|Watermelon Cake Recipe published in The Herald and Mail of Columbus, Tennessee on July 23, 1875.|
|Watermelon Cake Recipe published in The Eaton Democrat of Eaton, Ohio on July 19, 1877.|
|Watermelon Cake Recipe published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch of St. Louis, Missouri on September 26, 1877.|
|Watermelon Cake Recipe published in The Coffeyville Weekly Jounal of Coffeyville, Kansas on February 8, 1879.|
|Watermelon Cake recipe, from Kentucky Receipt Book by Mary Harris Frazer, 1903.|
|Watermelon Cake, from 365 Cakes and Cookies, published 1904.|
Interesting ingredients in these vintage confections. Did you notice? Things like pink sugar, red sugar, currants, cochineal, alum, rose water, etc.
Let’s take a look at some of the creative, delicious “watermelon” treats bakers come up with today.
Yummy! I believe our great-great-great grandmothers were on to something when they designed and baked watermelon-themed cakes in the 1870s. I can’t wait ‘til summer for fresh, flavorful watermelon. I think I’ll go bake a cake that reminds me of summer.
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SUmmer, watermelon, just seeing the photos made my mouth water. Of course, the different ways of creating the cakes was fun, although I'm not much on cakes, etc. Still what fun. Thanks DorisReplyDelete
Thanks, Doris! You're always such a faithful supporter. =) The watermelon images made me very anxious for summer (and fresh melon!), too. =)Delete