jelly cake has been a popular Alexandria dessert for over 125 years. It
was introduced in Old Town Alexandria in the late 1800's and quickly
gained a regional following.
Jelly Cake is a uniquely created dessert; Thin layers of buttery pound
cake are generously topped with homemade preserves and butter cream, and
dusted with powdered sugar.
Jelly Cake was recognized beyond the DC area, throughout the United
States. Local celebrity weatherman Willard Scott introduced this Christmas
tradition to an entire nation. The queen of England was said to have
brought home the dessert to England in the 1950ís. It was named by the
Washington Post as one of the DC Metro area products that must be tasted,
for anyone who considered themselves a DC Metro resident.
Jelly Cakes were especially popular during Christmas and Easter, as the
delicate dessert proved to be a good compliment to traditional family
Unfortunately, Alexandria's famous dessert was nearly forgotten several
have worked to carefully replicate the delicate flavor of the lost
Alexandria treasure for all to once again enjoy. We use close-held
family recipes and top quality ingredients when preparing our Jelly Cakes
to make sure the Alexandria tradition is continued.