Harry Baker, an insurance salesman turned caterer, invented the chiffon cake in 1927. Keeping the closely guarded recipe for himself and his high profile clients, Hollywood notables and The Brown Derby. It became one of the Derby’s signature dishes, (per the Brown Derby Cook Book) for quite some time it was the ONLY dessert served at the Brown Derby.
After 20 years, he sold the guarded recipe to General Mills for an undisclosed amount of money. He was quoted as saying “I wanted Betty Crocker to give the secret to the women of America.”
General Mills changed the name to chiffon cake. A set of 14 recipes were published in a Betty Crocker pamphlet in 1948. With 14 different variations including Golden chiffon, Fresh Orange Chiffon, Maple Nut Chiffon, Pineapple Chiffon and Spicy Chiffon.
The recipe for a Lemon chiffon Cake was found on the Betty Crocker website. Because I love raspberry so much I just couldn’t resist giving you this recipe.
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Chocolate lovers UNITE!!!
Prepare to indulge yourself.
Today gives you the OK to treat yourself to your favorite chocolate cake.
This, unfortunately, has not been declared a national holiday by Congress but, it is a day that chocolate lovers will gladly celebrate.
The 3 objectives of today are to bake a chocolate cake, decorate it and then eat it. Of course if you’re to busy then eating some cake will do. Yummy!!!
I was unable to find any information as to who created this day or even the origin. This leads me to believe it was created by a bakery or a card company.
Oh well, however it came about whose gonna argue with chocolate. 🙂