In the 1940s, Duncan Hines was a traveling salesman turned food critic, who through his books became the authority on quality food. In 1935, Duncan and his wife, Florence, compiled a list of 167 recommended establishments and sent it out as a Christmas present. He wrote: “I am passing this information on to you, hoping that it may yield enjoyment and delectation, should you find yourself in the vicinity of one of these ‘harbors of refreshment’ as you travel hither and yon.”
Ms. Marissa Butler joined me to share about the life of this extraordinary man and the museum in Bowling Green, KY that preserves his story.
And be sure to try this award winning recipe and share it with your family & friends!
Double Apple Cake, the 2006 Duncan Hines Festival Winner
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking pan. In medium bowl, mix cake mix, eggs, apple butter and water until moistened. Then, mix on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour evenly in pa. Spoon on apple pie filling over cake batter (evenly), within one inch of edges. Bake 45-55 minutes. Remove from oven. Drizzle caramel topping on hot cake. Cut into 15-18 squares. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle of additional caramel topping. This cake is also just as good served cold.