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Jun 15, 2008 05:09 PM

Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake

My mother says the Grapefruit Cake from the Brown Derby in Orlando is the best cake she's ever tasted. To each his or her own....

Her birthday is coming up, and I'd like to get something similar in Toronto. If not, I'll make my own, but if anyone knows of a place in Toronto that makes this cake or a reasonable facsimile, I'd appreciate the tip.


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  1. grapefruit cake was, famously, a specialty of the "real" Brown Derby, in Hollywood (as was the Cobb salad, invented by the Derby's Bob Cobb, but that's another story...)

    There ought to be a recipe kicking around somewhere. Have you searched the site, if not the web?

    (As for ready-made, I'd be surprised)

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    1. re: Muskrat

      There are recipes available- I can certainly take a stab at one. I'd just prefer to buy one from a professional if there's something like the original cake available.

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