How a Buttermilk Cake From Oklahoma Won the 1955 World Series for the Brooklyn Dodgers

I’ll admit, I was skeptical when I first took this buttermilk cake out of the oven; visually, there’s very little to distinguish it from an average pound cake. But there’s more to this dessert than meets the eye.

I unexpectedly came across a version o…

I’ll admit, I was skeptical when I first took this buttermilk cake out of the oven; visually, there’s very little to distinguish it from an average pound cake. But there’s more to this dessert than meets the eye.

I unexpectedly came across a version of this recipe in Tales From the Dodger Dugout, a book written by former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine that’s full of colorful anecdotes from his 12 years with the team. As a baseball fan who also happens to be a professional chef, one story stood out: how an unassuming buttermilk cake from Oklahoma became the team’s good luck charm during their unforgettable 1955 championship season.

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