Queen's Cake

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The Raleigh Tavern's Bake Shop in Colonial Williamsburg is a favorite destination for Virginia tourists. Queen's Cake, a dense buttery pound cake studded with currants and bursting with bright citrus flavor, is one of the bakery's most popular items. Now you can enjoy this easy dessert in your own kitchen with just a handful of simple ingredients -- no vacation necessary!

Not to be confused with a Queen Victoria Sponge Cake (which is a layer cake with jam in the middle) or a Russian King's Cake (a chocolate layer cake), the Queen's Cake from Colonial Williamsburg is a recipe from 18th century England that has been updated for modern baking. The Colonial Queen Cakes were enjoyed in Virginia homes during the Colonial times, and one of the first known published recipes dates back to The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy from 1760.

This colonial Queen's Cake is a citrus pound cake that's baked in a loaf pan and studded with an abundance of dried currants. It's dense, buttery, sweet and oh-so-decadent! One small slice is all you need to instantly transport you to a different era.

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1 c salted butter
1 c granulated sugar
5 eggs
1 orange zest
1 lemon zest
2 c all purpose flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt
2 c dried currants
  1. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well...
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Nutritions

Calories
396

Sodium
331mg
13% DV

Fat
25g
39% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
33g
11% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV

An overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole is the best make-ahead dish for a special holiday morning or a lazy Sunday brunch. Loaded with eggs, sausage, cheese and bread, you get a delicious and satisfying meal in one pan -- and the entire recipe can be assembled the night before. Here's to sleeping in, hot mugs of coffee, and hearty, down-home comfort food to start your day!

1 lb. bulk pork sausage
1/2 c diced onion
12 large slices white sandwich bread
8 oz cheddar cheese ( grated )
10 eggs
3 c whole milk
1/2 t dry mustard
1 t kosher salt
1/4 t pepper
10-12
  • Brown the sausage and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink (about 7 minutes); drain.
  • Grease a deep 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange bread cubes in...
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Nutritions

Calories
431

Sodium
2140mg
89% DV

Fat
25g
39% DV

Protein
32g
65% DV

Carbs
10g
3% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV

Pecan Pie

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Impress your guests with this perfect Southern Pecan Pie. With eight easy ingredients and only ten minutes prep time you too can cook like a chef.

1 unbaked or frozen pie crust
2 1/2 cups pecans coarsely chopped
3 large eggs
1 cup light or dark corn syrup
3/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter (slightly cooled)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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Nutritions

Calories
605

Sodium
576mg
24% DV

Fat
63g
97% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
0.5g
0% DV

Fiber
1g
4% DV
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