It should be no surprise to you that I enjoy cooking and baking. This has been true for most of my adult life. Recently, while going through one of my recipe boxes (I'm very organized with recipes I've collected), looking for a simple cake recipe, I found -- way in the back -- a folded up article from Cuisine Magazine dated September 1982.
While still living in upstate New York, I have a fairly clear memory of spending many evenings going through piles of Cuisine, Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines copying and/or cutting out recipes. This was done in 1988 in preparation for moving on board our sailboat, where there would be no room for piles of said magazines.
Apparently this article, entitled Butter Cakes, a Classic Collection, really spoke to me. I know for a fact that I've never made any of the recipes in this article. I don't even think I had ever unfolded it. Until now. And wow, am I glad I did.
I made the Chocolate and Vanilla Butter Cake and we are both thrilled with the results. I plan to make the Fresh Coconut Butter Cake for company today. If you would like any of the recipes, let me know and I'll email you a copy.
The chocolate glaze looks grainy in this photo, but it was not.