Hartford Election Cake

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Question – is there any alcohol left in the cake after its baked? Or did the self-congratulatory celebrants have to bring their own flask in order to try and obliterate the thought of how horrible their ballot options really were??

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I just Googled “1771 American pound conversion to modern US Dollars” and followed the breadcrumbs to “Historical Currency Conversion”.

It looks like 1 pound had the same buying power as US$256.39 (current dollars).

This makes asking my local Baker to concoct one of the Cakes this November impossible, unless she makes one the size of a thimble. I will get back to you.