Today is an Election Day, Dear Readers. I for one am proud and excited to vote and I am also crossing my fingers, toes and eyes that my vote will be counted and help my country and future generations. On that note, Election Day calls for a celebration of the democratic process our country is founded upon so I say, ‘ muster up a patriotic Election Day cake!’ What is an Election Day cake you may ask? Well, I will tell you... An Election Day cake used to be known as a Muster Cake and was eaten during the revelery of old when patriots came from far and wide to gather and celebrate an election. The cakes were/are spiked, spiced, filled with fruit and meant to feed a village. The cakes also became an incentive to vote so it seems the idea of cake as a reward goes back centuries. The process to make an Election Cake is long and difficult, much like the entire campaign process and like voting, worth the effort.
Avid home cook and passionate instructor