I also made a loaf of rye bread. Just thought I would throw that in since it happened to be cooling on the same rack next to the cake.
This is the first time I made it in my Sassafras stone cooker. It came out a bit lopsided but was delicious. I've had this bread baker for 20 years and this is the first time I used it. Go figure. I almost sold it in the last garage sale. That is actually when I unearthed it from the bowels of my basement! It will not take me 20 years to use it again!!! It works like a clay pizza oven. The bread had an extremely crisp crust and the inside was moist and chewy. Perfect rye bread.
The thing that attracted me to baking this cake was that it called for a boiled icing. This is a marshmallow type icing. My mother used to make boiled icings when I was little. These were popular because butter was expensive and boiled icings do not call for butter. I always place pieces of waxed paper just under the edge of my cakes before frosting them to keep the cake plate clean.