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Election Day Cake Was a Hartford Tradition!
Unlike today, in the 18th and 19th centuries, Election Day met with great celebration. Voters came to major cities like Hartford to cast their ballots and then stayed to socialize and celebrate their democratic freedoms. Often, city residents hosted elaborate banquets where the dessert course consisted of coffee, hot cider, and a generous portion of Election Cake. Election Cake is a cross between bread and cake. Full of fruits and nuts, this rich dessert became a staple of Election Day celebrations.