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.
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.