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Mardi Gras Cake By Betty Feezor

It’s not February anymore and that makes me so happy.  It makes me feel good to know that I am approaching May and moving farther away from January and the cold winter months.  As I was thinking about that post, I remembered seeing a recipe for Mardi Gras Cake and I thought that would be a great thing to share as tomorrow is Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  I went straight to my Betty Feezor cookbook Carolina Recipes Volume I and there was the recipe.

madi gras cake

Doesn’t it sound sinfully rich and delicious and is the type of dessert that I could not be left alone with for an extended period of time.  I would take little bites of it until I realized I had eaten the WHOLE thing.  As the Lenten season begins on Wednesday and if you are contemplating “giving up dessert” for lent, I think this would be a great dessert as your last dessert experience for six weeks.

Growing up in the sandhills of North Carolina, I was not familiar with the tradition of Lent and I was older before I ever heard of Mardi Gras. However, this cookbook of Betty’s is very old and she included this recipe in the book.  Maybe Betty was just ahead of her time.  I do think in honor of the beautiful Southern city of New Orleans the celebration should be honored by all of us.

Happy Mardi Gras to you.  Thanks for stopping by.


3 responses »

  1. It indeed sounds sinfully rich and would be a prefect dessert to have before the start of Lent.

  2. This cake has all the things I enjoy-coconut, nuts, brown sugar! I’ve enjoyed too many desserts over the last four months so I guess I will just keep the idea of this recipe for a cake I can share with others, otherwise I will eat it as you described in your message. Thanks for the good recipes!

    • I am glad you liked the recipe and I think we all have trigger foods. I know the caramel flavor of this dessert would be a huge temptation for me. We can only dream or share, right?

      On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 10:18 AM, So Does That Mean I'm SOUTHERN? wrote:



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