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History Lecturer Dr Bryce Evans brings something sweet to US election

election cake Tuesday 8 November 2016

Are you staying up all night to watch the US election coverage? Need some sustenance to keep you going? 

Liverpool Hope University's Dr Bryce Evans, a Senior Lecturer in History, and food history expert, may have just the dish for you. 

Dr Evans's recent research at the University of Delaware/Winterthur, DE, USA, has uncovered a recipe for Election Cake, a sweet and spiced fruit cake which voters ate to sustain themselves at the polls, but which fell out of fashion in the mid-1800s. 

However, Bryce and a new generation of 21st century bakers are helping to bring the recipe back for Election Night 2016. Dr Bryce Evans tells the Washington Post all about Election Cake (video) 

Bryce also speaks to the BBC about the recipe

Department of History and Politics 

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