Two cups powdered sugar.

Three-fourths cup butter.

Eight eggs.

Half cup milk.

Four cups flour.

Two teaspoonful baking powder.

Teaspoonful allspice.

Teaspoonful cinnamon.

Teaspoonful ground cloves.

Four ounces raisins.

Four ounces citron cut fine.

Cream the butter and sugar, add the eggs two at a time, whipping them in well, add the milk and mix, mix in the flour fully but lightly, divide this cake dough into two equal parts, put one part into another dish, add to one-half the allspice, cinnamon, cloves, raisins and citron, mix in lightly but thoroughly, make two layers of the dark and two layers of the other, and bake in a moderate oven. When cool put together with a good icing, putting them one layer of dark then a layer of light, then a layer of dark, putting the last layer of light on top, then ice the top and side.