Not quite correct. SBAs had the recipe, but it was lost when real men joined the Medical Branch as MAs. There is a rumour that Stokers also had some knowledge of that particular brand of sweet, but it is now lost in folklore.
It sounds positivly revolting. Was this cake a by-product of stokers cleaning out certain blocked pipes, drying the contents in the cosy warmth of the stokehold covering it in icing and presenting it to gullible baby matelots as a delicacy? ukel: :lol: