Old Witches Nut Cake

When I was a child, I came home from school with a recipe my teacher had printed out for all her students.  I don’t remember where the recipe came from, only that it was fall and the recipe involved pumpkin.  For years, my mother made this recipe for us during October or November, and we all loved it…even though it had raisins (and you KNOW how much kids LOVE raisins!).


So today, I started thinking about it and I Googled the recipe.  Sure enough, the web is splattered with the recipe…and the story behind it!!It turns out, my teacher probably read us a copy of The Old Witch and the Polka-Dot Ribbon by Wende and Harry Devlin! Turns out, the witch enters a contest for the best cake and wants to win a polka dot ribbon, so she enters her Witches Nut Cake.  At the end of the book, they print her recipe so you can make the cake at home, too!

If you’re looking for something fun to make this fall, try this cake.  It’s great as a loaf, too!  You can see the full article where I found the recipe etc., right here.


The website also has the full recipe printed, with suggestions and an alternate icing for the cake!

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