In the early days of America, voters would have to travel great distances to cast their ballots. The women of the hosting towns would serve cake to the visiting voters. The Election Cake (also called Hartford Election Cakes) is a yeast-raised fruitcake first reported as early as 1771 in New England then spreading in popularity through the West in the nineteenth century. Not heavy like a true fruitcake, spices, whiskey and colorful dried fruit make this a delicious and patriotic treat.
Go to the recipe for Election Day Cake.