12/22/2011 12:15 pm ET

Oldest Cake In The U.S.?

We could call this mummified wonder "Old Spice" -- at 100 years of age, the cake qualifies. And there's definitely a hint of spice emanating from its layers.

The surprise -- after the age -- may be that it's a spice cake, not a fruit cake. At least that's what Pierre Girard, of Golden Valley, thinks, based on its faint fragrance.

Flickr photo by Iain Farrell.

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