Cakes in America aren't just about sugar, flour, and frosting. They have a deep, rich history that developed as our country grew. Cakes, more so than other desserts, are synonymous with celebrations and coming together with family and friends. They're an icon of American culture, reflecting heritage, region, season, occasion, and era. And they always have been, throughout history. In American Cake, New York Times bestselling author Anne Byrn takes readers on a journey through America's past to present with more than 100 authentic recipes for our best-loved and beautiful cakes and frostings. This cookbook is perfect for a cook, traveler, historian, or anyone who loves a good story. All recipes have been adapted to the modern kitchen.