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Said to have originated in the early 20th century at lady baltimore s tea room in charleston south carolina lady baltimore cake is a white cake filled with a mixture of dried fruit and nuts then frosted with a meringue like icing.
Many believe that it was developed at the lady baltimore tea room in charleston sc.
As downtown charleston s prominent tea room we offer a menu with modern southern charm combined with high tea sophistication.
They are said to have annually baked and shipped a cake to owen wister.
The most popular legend of the lady baltimore is that alicia rhett mayberry a southern belle baked and served the cake to novelist owen wister in charleston south carolina wister was said to have been so enamored with the cake that he used it as the namesake of his novel lady baltimore.
Wister included a description of the cake in lady baltimore.
This is an easy lady baltimore recipe and well received by the dessert afficianados at our tea room.
Tipsy pudding pecan pie and lady baltimore cake.
Apparently either directly the title of lady baltimore wife of george calvert 1st baron baltimore c1580 1632 the founder of maryland or the name of the lady baltimore tea room in charleston south carolina where such a cake may first have been made although the shop may alternatively have been named after the cake u s.
This american classic is said to have been created toward the end of the 19th century by florence and nina ottelengui who ran charleston s lady baltimore tea room in 1906 when owen wister wrote a romance novel by the same name in.
Experienced tearoom goers know to claim their desserts when volunteers carrying the tray come around and not to be shy about.
For many years it was a favorite wedding cake.
2 according to historians florence and nina ottelengui who managed charleston s lady baltimore tea room for a quarter of a century developed the cake toward the end of the nineteenth century from a version of the common queen cake of that period.