The South is known for its lilting drawl, its hospitality, and its food. Every city, state and region of the South has its own delicious specialties.
This simple cake is one that can be found across the entire southern United States, probably brought by immigrants from Eastern Europe. As the name suggests, old-fashioned sugar cake is a simple sweet, vanilla-scented cake similar to a pound cake but usually baked in a cast-iron skillet.
A dusting of powdered sugar is the classic finishing touch for this easy dessert. If you want to dress it up a bit, try using a powdered sugar and milk glaze. Add a handful of chopped toasted pecans or shredded coconut to make it even more distinctive.