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Memories of the A and P and A Spanish Bar Cake Recipe

When I was growing up, my family did their grocery shopping on Thursday.  That was pay day and they got paid every week.  My Mother never made a shopping list that I remember and she must have kept everything in her memory that she needed.  She and my Daddy went to the grocery store together and I honestly think he might have been the memory part of the deal.  I do remember hearing her say, “Max, don’t let me forget to buy Ketchup” or whatever.

When they shopped at the A&P and if my memory serves me right, the Winn Dixie too, they would usually bring home a Spanish bar cake. It was prepared in a loaf pan in two layers and had raisins and spices in it.  It had a confectioners/buttery type frosting between the layers and on top of the cake.  I loved that cake and over the years have thought about it often.

Even though Mr. D grew up in Charlotte and I grew up in Rockingham, NC, I asked him if he remembered that cake and he said that he did.  He loved it too. Imagine my surprise the other day when I saw a recipe for that cake on the Our State website.  I read over it and it stirred such wonderful memories and I do plan to bake it in the next couple of weeks.  I am so happy to share it with you and I will also share the website link as it has a more detailed preparation of the cake.  Here is the link:

Here is the recipe and I had to cut an paste it the old fashioned way, you know with scissors and scotch tape so it may look a little rough but I think it is readable:

A&P cake 1_0002


A&P cake 2

This recipe was recreated by Steve Gordon of  www.A Taste of  You might want to check out his website and I do appreciate his re-creation of a wonderful childhood memory.

Thanks for stopping by.


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