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Ebinger's Bakery Butter Cake

Subject: Ebingerís Butter Cake
From: James
Date: 8/28/2021, 8:53 AM

On 8/27/2021 9:15 PM, James wrote:

Dear Phaedrus,
Ebingerís butter cake:
This was my Fatherís (b1892 Bklyn) favorite cake and it quickly became mine.
Almonds, sugar and big puddles of butter made this the best coffee cake Iíve 
ever eaten. If thereís any chance you might find this recipe Iíd be grateful.

Hello James,

Sorry, no success with any authentic Ebinger's Bakery recipes. When Ebinger's abruptly shut its doors in 1972, it's said that all of the recipes were locked in a safe from which they have never emerged. I saw a mention that Entenmann's Bakery has the original recipes, but that may be pure speculation. There are a few "tastes-like" recipes on the internet, but none has any true provenance. None can be traced back to an original Ebinger's recipe or a former Ebinger's employee, including the numerous "blackout cake" recipes. There is a suggestion for a "crumb cake" recipe that is on Ebinger's Bakery letterhead, but it is only a suggestion, not the actual Ebinger's recipe. I cannot find anything at all about the butter cake except for a very few vague mentions of it.

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