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Brooklyn Blackout Cake

The year 1972 was eventful. The Watergate scandal made its splashy debut on the pages of the Washington Post, The Godfather revolutionized cinema, the largest diamond in history—the 968.9-carat Star of Sierra Leone—was unearthed, and in Brooklyn, New York, Ebinger Baking Company served its final Blackout Cake on August 26. It was a triple-layer feat of chocolate finery: a tender devil’s food cake layered with satiny chocolate pudding, topped with a thick cocoa frosting, and coated in leftover cake crumbs.

The German bakery had been serving the Brooklyn borough since its founding in 1898, offering favorites like the hard-icing chocolate cake, buttercream cake, and Othellos, oval sponge cakes filled with chocolate mousse. The bakery was often staffed by the

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