This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Model CookBook" book
Two cups sugar, one-half cup butter, two eggs beaten together until light, three cups flour, one cup sweet milk, two teaspoonfuls baking powder, bake in layers. Icing: White of one egg, beaten stiff, seven teaspoonfuls pulverized sugar.
One cup sugar, one-half cup butter, one-half cup sweet milk, one-half cup corn starch, one cup flour, whites of six eggs, half teaspoonful vanilla, two teaspoonfuls baking powder. Bake in layers. Icing: Whites of two eggs, twenty teaspoonfuls sifted sugar, beaten very light, half teaspoonful vanilla. Spread between layers on the outside.
One-fourth cake of chocolate, one-fourth cup sweet milk, one-half cup sugar; cook this together, and when hot add the beaten yolks of two eggs. Flavor with vanilla, and set aside to cool. Take one egg, one-half cup sugar, one-half cup butter, one-half cup sweet milk, one and a half cups flour, one-half teaspoonful soda dissolved in the milk; when the other mixture is cool stir the two together. Bake in layers, and put cooked icing between.
Two cups sugar, three fourths cup butter, three cups flour, one cup milk, four well-beaten eggs, two teaspoonfuls baking powder. Take one cup of this batter and mix with four table-spoonfuls of chocolate, dissolved in a little cream. Cover the bottom of the pan with white batter, and drop a spoonful of the chocolate mixture upon it in places, which will form rings; then another layer of white and dark until all is used. Bake in a moderate oven.
Two cups sifted granulated sugar, three fourths cup butter, beaten to a cream, one cup sweet milk, whites of seven eggs, two heaping cups flour, one and one-half teaspoonfuls baking powder, one cup corn starch. Filling : Two cups sugar, one-half cup cold water. Boil together and stir into the well-beaten whites of the eggs. Beat until cold, then spread on each layer, and sprinkle each with grated cocoanut.