Alice Rohart, of Baltimore, was looking for a recipe for a cake that her mom used to make when she was growing up that she called a Gypsy Round Layer Cake. She said her mom baked a lot and she fondly remembers this cake as being a lovely combination of spice and chocolate with chopped nuts topped with a delicious buttercream frosting.
I located a recipe for a Gypsy Round Cake in the American Profile magazine Hometown Cookbook that likely is the one Rohart was searching for. Octavia Fleck, of Morehead, Ky., sent in the recipe for the Gypsy Round Layer Cake. She said that she has been bringing this special cake to holiday gatherings for years.
My family enjoyed this rich mocha spice cake and hopefully Rohart will be reminded of her childhood when she tastes it again.
Viola Brown, of La Pointe, Ind., would like to have good and easy recipes for making Polish Cabbage and Tomato Basil Soup.
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