Yesterday morning I knew it was time to bake Funeral Cakes. There was not a single one left in my freezer and I knew I had one family that I needed one for. So I got out all the ingredients and got started.
So, you may be wondering, what is a Funeral Cake? I can’t remember exactly when the tradition began but it’s at least a dozen years ago. Somehow I got the idea that I wanted to give the families we serve something personal, something special from me. I had a recipe from my Aunt Rosie for an apple cake. It’s a great cake especially because it freezes very well. So I started making this cake, giving it to our families and it got to be known as the Funeral Cake. It has gotten to be quite well known. Families have come to expect one! One family even requested that I make theirs without raisins. What do they think I am, a bake shoppe!
I really love making the cakes and sharing them. Of course I am asked for the recipe but the answer is NO.