The Lane Cake - Invented by Emma Rylander Lane in the late century, this bourbon-spiked raisin, pecan, and coconut showstopper gets more flavorful with age. Martha made this recipe on episode 707 of Martha Bakes.
Lane created her rich and delicious raisin, pecan and coconut confection in Alabama in the late century. It has been Scott Peacock's birthday cake since he was a child. The cake improves in flavor if you assemble it a week ahead.
The Secret Ingredient in the Cake Harper Lee Made Famous
Lane Cake / You might call Southerners shameless name-droppers. After all, we have a habit of honoring people and places by naming cakes after them. Take, for instance, the Lane Cake, which likely has its most.
Edna Lewis’s Famous Coconut Lane Cake. "Not for the faint of heart" this uses 12 eggs! Be sure to read her tip about holding the icing on until it cools by wrapping it. The icing is coconut, raisins, pecans and bourbon. Not to mention butter and sugar.