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Ellen Trovillion '73

November 14, 2018

Ellen Trovillion '73 was selected as one of the finalists in the 2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Thanksgiving Non-Pie Dessert Contest for her Holiday Cranberry-Orange Cream Cake: "Trovillion won our contest in 2016 and was runner-up in 2013. Her multistep recipe includes three layers of a fluffy buttermilk cake brushed with a Grand Marnier-scented simple syrup. Two of the layers are topped with an orange pastry creme and homemade cranberry sauce, and the whole thing is coated in a Swiss meringue buttercream frosting decorated with toasted almonds and candied cranberries. Trovillion was out of town for her son’s wedding, so I made the dessert for her. Let me tell you, that was a lot of work." Read the article, which appeared on stltoday.com on 11.14.18, in full here