Groaning Cake: Whole-Wheat Almond & Apple Gingerbread
By Neo-Homesteading on April 26, 2014
Groaning cake or “Labor Bread” as I’ve been calling it, is a wholesome gingerbread cake that originates from ancient English folklore dating back to the 1800′s. Newly popularized by Amy Mckay’s Novel “The Birth House” this tradition of preparing labor cake became known to me through homebirth research. Also known as “Kimbly Cakes,” wives tales say that the smell of this gingerbread or fruit cake baking can ease a woman’s labor and hasten the process. . . .