Dolly Varden Cake

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Appears in
The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook: Stories, Recipes and Secret Tips from Prize-Winning Show Cooks

By Liz Harfull

Published 2014

  • About

If you want to start a debate among older show cooks and judges, ask them what constitutes a Dolly Varden cake. This old-fashioned treat once featured on many show schedules, especially in Victoria, but it is gradually disappearing, and part of the reason may be that there seems to be no general agreement on what the cake should look like.

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