Molly MacRae Monday: Overthinking Cake Names

Molly MacRae brings us two wonderful cake recipes today. Lazy Daisy cake goes back to the Depression Era at least, and this looks like an update. It is a favorite of my Mom’s. And really – can you ever have enough chocolate cake recipes? I wish a Chocolate Cake Express would pull up to my house – regularly! -AA
I’ve been overthinking about the names of a couple of cakes. But names and labels are important. They influence how we think about the named entity. More subtly, they can influence how we think about ourselves. Here are two recipes from Reader’s Digest Quick, Thrifty Cooking, published in 1985. Both are quick and easy to make. But why is one “lazy?” Why can’t they both be “express?” Or how about “efficient?” Or how about “for when you’re procrastinating but want to feel like you’re not wasting too much time?” Both cakes are great. They turn out better than most box mixes and you’ll feel like a baking superstar when you serve them.
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