The Picayune Cake

Gateau Picayon

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Picayune's Creole Cook Book

By The Times Picayune Publishing Company

Published 1901

  • About

For upwards of sixty years the Picayune has led the vanguard of progress in New Orleans. In all public, philanthropic, charitable and educational enterprises, and whatever has tended towards the public weal, the Picayune, old in years, but with its youth ever renewed, has always brought the movement to a triumphant issue. This gave rise to a popular saying in New Orleans that “the Picayune always takes the cake.” Acting upon this fact, a New Orleans lady originated a Cake, and named it, in compliment to this journal, “The Picayune Cake.” It is made as follows: