Today’s Tell Me Something Good is a delicious one. There’s an old Election Day tradition from years ago that’s making a comeback this year. Baking an ELECTION CAKE! Sounds yummy.
Apparently people used to bake this one specific type of cake on Election Day to get them through the long nights of counting ballots at the polls. It sounds like a decadent fruit cake, almost. The recipe included your standard cake ingredients like flour, butter, and eggs. But then there are things like brown sugar, buttermilk, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, raisins, and pecans. Yum. Sounds like a holiday comfort food.
A few of the reasons this is making a comeback now is that there has been a big rise in baking during the pandemic with everyone staying home lately. Also people are just looking for ANYTHING at all to help make this election a little smoother. So this works perfectly.
Maybe you can bake it this afternoon and enjoy as you watch results come in all night. Here’s the recipe. Or if you’re not in the mood for baking you can always do the age old tradition of popping the cork on a nice bottle of wine. Either way…
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