Polish Sugar Cake Recipe
The Southern culture is a great jambalaya of various influences, and nowhere is this more evident than in a study of Southern foodways. In every region, state, and even within each city, you will find many delicious examples of the diverse peoples who settled the region and put their stamp on the food scene. The recipe for the Moravian Sugar Cake is one of those examples, having been brought to the region by the Moravians in the 18th century when they settled areas in what is now North Carolina. A close cousin to the Moravian Sugar Cake is this flavor-filled Polish Sugar Cake, sent to Southern Living by Ms. RaNelle T. Simon of Lafayette, Louisiana, and published in the November 1989 issue. Instead of the traditional Moravian-style topping of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon, Ms. Simon gave her variation a glaze of powdered sugar and milk.