Classic Lane Cake

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Appears in Cook's Country April​/May 2008

Emma Rylander Lane of Clayton, Ala., first published the cake recipe that bears her name in 1898, after it had won the blue ribbon at a country fair in Columbus, Ga. Her cake became nationally famous when it was featured in Harper Lee's 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

SERVES8 to 10

TIME50 minutes

Classic Lane Cake

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Lane cake gets its name from Emma Rylander Lane of Clayton, Ala., who first published the recipe in 1898, after it won the blue ribbon at a county fair in Columbus, Ga. Her cake became famous when it was featured in Harper Lee’s 1960 novel ...

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