Old-Fashioned Syrup Cake


To learn more about New Orleans desserts, then and now, check out Jan C. Bradford’s article here.

Photo from www.aziatische-ingredienten.nl, via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo from http://www.aziatische-ingredienten.nl, via Wikimedia Commons.

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter or oleo
  • 2 cups syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. soda
  • ½ c. buttermilk
  • 2 tsps. vanilla

1. Mix sugar, butter and syrup together; add eggs and mix well.

2. Add flour, salt and soda, alternating with buttermilk; add vanilla

3. Bake in a greased and floured tube pan at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour.

Source: Top 100 Cajun Recipes of All Time. Acadian House Publishing, Inc. Lafayette, La. 2005

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2 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Syrup Cake

  1. I am a northerner and I’m embarrassed to ask, but just what is “syrup” here? When I hear the word I think of maple syrup, but what’s in the picture looks thicker, like honey.

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