Cottage Pudding is a simple old-fashioned vanilla cake (I like to think of it as a “snack” cake) often served with a sauce – usually vanilla. I first stumbled upon a recipe for one (and by “one” I mean many) while researching my newest cookbook, The Vintage Baker. My cookbook is a collection of recipes from my cache of vintage recipe booklets – and cottage pudding featured in most of them.I chose to include a recipe for it because of its obvious back-in-the-day popularity, and am so glad I did (usually I am all about chocolate and not necessarily drawn to the whole vanilla with vanilla thing). The cake is wonderfully spongy, and moist, with the most magnificent tight crumb. The sauce is thick and deeply vanilla-flavored and tho the cake is far from dry, the sauce is the perfect accompaniment, never the less.I was asked by my pal Stef over at Cupcake Project to write about this cake a bit more in depth and happily obliged. You can find the recipe and my musings over on her site, here.