Blue Ribbon Cake winning recipe

Table of Contents Christy’s Chocolate Mint CakeKentucky State Fair 2021 Janette Chapman has been a

Janette Chapman has been a judge at the Kentucky State Fair’s from-scratch “Your Favorite Cake” competition for years. With dozens of entries each year, she’s tasted hundreds and hundreds of cakes. 

But some of those cakes stand out. Through the blind taste testing, many years she’d come across a spectacular cake and say, “That’s got to be Martha York’s cake.” 

“And sure enough it would be,” Chapman said. “She must have won every year she entered. She passed away a few years back … I didn’t know her, I just knew all of her cakes.” 

This year, when the blue-ribbon cake was chosen and its baker revealed, it came with a surprise: the baker of the “Chocolate Mint Cake” is Christy Cox, Martha York’s daughter.