"I'll make him a Lane Cake. That Stephanie's been after my recipe for thirty years"

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A Lane Cake is a traditional cake from the Southern States of America. It is a baked cake that is rather difficult to make. Because of this, Lane Cake is usually reserved for special occasions like birthdays and weddings. 

Lane Cake consists of four layers of white sponge cake separated by a filling of raisins and brandy, and even coconut and candied cherries. It is very popular in the South.