Brooklyn Blackout Cake

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One minor correction, Ebingers wasn’t just a Brooklyn thing. That’s a modern take on things. Ebinger’s was beloved and well represented in Queens. I can’t speak for S.I. or the other boros but in Queens, we dug Ebingers.

This reminds me of the war time “Wacky Cake” my mom made. It was common in northern Indiana farm country. The same women who made Sugar Cream Pie made Wasky Cake. It was stirred in the pan it was baked in- flour sugar egg and vinegar. I forgot there may be other ingredients.

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, and was gifted with regular helpings of Ebinger’s products from parents who were loyal patrons. the blackout cake was one of my favorites, chocoholic even back then as a child. But I remember their Othello‘s: chocolate cake with whipped marshmallow on top of it and covered completely with dark icing in the shape of a mini volcano , or chocolate egg: yellow cake with a small surprise of a chocolate center And covered also in chocolate icing. Their black and white cookies…their mini fruit tarts, their breads…ooo lah lah…no one comes close to rivaling their breads…like their Jewish rye, their heavy and dense corn bread made with corn flour and was a rising bread. I could go on and on…Ebinger’s deserves its legendary status. Thank you for this article.