That's what I'm all about. Ebinger’s was a long-standing Brooklyn icon, kind of a 20th century Junior’s . In fact the disco where John Travolta danced his signature solo was just a couple of blocks away and like Grandpa’s two-story two family  house, also situated on  Fourth Avenue . function callPin(permalink) { [1], After the war, the name persisted for a very dark chocolate cake and became common across the American Midwest. This corporate entity was filed approximately thirty-eight years ago on Monday, December 27, 1982 , according to public records filed with Florida Department of State . That’s when she says Blackout Cake. (Bedford-Flatbush Aves. Or maybe this is her, she may have had slices almonds. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. } else { Which brings me back to my car in 2014 where this woman on the radio is rambling on about how hard it was to replicate this landmark Ebinger’s cake, the confection they were known for. But instead I’m shown pictures like these. I am trying to make sense of a world that changes daily. Kind of like that tree falling in the forest. var e=document.createElement('script');e.setAttribute('type','text/javascript');e.setAttribute('charset','UTF-8');e.setAttribute('src','https://static.typepad.com/.shared//js/pinmarklet.js?r='+Math.random()*99999999);document.body.appendChild(e); I scan through rows and rows of cakes until I’m cross-eyed. (Not being a cheese cake aficionado, I venture to say Ebinger’s turned out better cakes) I don’t think the bakery … I don’t give up that easily. . So I’m waiting and waiting for her to string together  those three glorious words  – Fudge and Mary and Ann. For those who remember and love the green boxes with brown cross-hatch, carrying their precious... Join this group to post and comment. ), Flatbush, Brooklyn Most likely,  if not for Aunt Ginny, the NPR account would have only elicited “huh?” from me. By the way, the Ebinger’s photo above-is The facade is painted in the orange of the Tuck-It-Away self-storage company; service bays that used to admit Ebinger delivery trucks now accommodate passenger vehicles and rental vans. * Ebinger’s. It was invented during World War II by a Brooklyn bakery chain named Ebinger's, in recognition of the mandatory blackouts to protect the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Ebinger's Bakery was a bakery located in East Flatbush. Blackout cake, sometimes called Brooklyn Blackout cake, is a chocolate cake filled with chocolate pudding and topped with chocolate cake crumbs. Ebinger Baking Company, with a chain of stores across the borough, was founded in Flatbush in 1898 by George and Catherine Ebinger. But instead I find myself in the living room on the first floor of the two family home where my grandfather and my two aunts lived. hint, hint. A horrifying thought crosses my mind.