1879s Election Cake Recipe.
Election day here in the US. Time to get your bake on. This recipe is quite involved. Makes 9 loves – plenty to share at the polls! (Find out about measurements here.)
In 1875, Ulysses S. Grant was the President of the US; he helped lead the Union to victory over the Confederacy during the Civil War under Abraham Lincoln, who had been assassinated just 10 years prior. His would have been the first election since the assassination. Elections in a deeply divided country required sustenance.
Let them eat cake! Oh wait …
Source: In the Kitchen, 1875.