Harper Lee ~ The Cake That Made Maycomb Famous: The Lane Cake - American Masters
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Invented by Emma Rylander Lane in the late 19th century, this bourbon-spiked raisin, pecan, and coconut showstopper gets more flavorful with age. Martha made this recipe on episode 707 of Martha Bakes.

Invented by Emma Rylander Lane in the late 19th century, this bourbon-spiked raisin, pecan, and coconut showstopper gets more flavorful with age. Martha made this recipe on episode 707 of Martha Bakes.

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Edna Lewis’s Famous Coconut Lane Cake ~ Edna Lewis is considered the Grande Dame of Southern Cooking!

Edna Lewis’s Famous Coconut Lane Cake ~ Edna Lewis is considered the Grande Dame of Southern Cooking!

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You might call Southerners shameless name-droppers. After all, we have a habit of honoring people and places by naming cakes after them. Take, for instance, the Lane Cake, which likely has its most...

You might call Southerners shameless name-droppers. After all, we have a habit of honoring people and places by naming cakes after them. Take, for instance, the Lane Cake, which likely has its most...

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Alabama Lane Cake. A Southern favorite. It's a lot like a blonde German chocolate cake. With a bit of bourbon. You've gotta try it! #lanecake

Alabama Lane Cake. A Southern favorite. It's a lot like a blonde German chocolate cake. With a bit of bourbon. You've gotta try it! #lanecake

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Southern specialty: Lane cake recipe (1978) My ex's mother used to make this. Yummy old southern recipe!

Southern specialty: Lane cake recipe (1978) My ex's mother used to make this. Yummy old southern recipe!

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Lane Cake - filled with coconut pecan frosting, cherries and raisins | mrfood.com

Lane Cake - filled with coconut pecan frosting, cherries and raisins | mrfood.com

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Lane Cake Recipe - Just finishing reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" - think I might have to make me one of these to celebrate!  (But I think I'll use THIS recipe instead:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/booze/2010/06/29/loaded-with-shinny-lane-cakes-to-kill-a-mockingbird/  )

Lane Cake Recipe - Just finishing reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" - think I might have to make me one of these to celebrate! (But I think I'll use THIS recipe instead: http://www.forbes.com/sites/booze/2010/06/29/loaded-with-shinny-lane-cakes-to-kill-a-mockingbird/ )

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Alabama Lane Cake : This cake improves in flavor as it ages and mellows. Covered and uncut, it may be made two days before serving, and it doesn't need to be refrigerated.

Alabama Lane Cake : This cake improves in flavor as it ages and mellows. Covered and uncut, it may be made two days before serving, and it doesn't need to be refrigerated.

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