Gold Cake

Two pounds flour.

One pound butter. One pound, six ounces powdered sugar.

Yolks of twenty eggs.

One pint milk.

One and one-half ounces baking powder.

Two teaspoonful orange flavoring.

Sift the baking powder and flour together at least three times. Cream the butter and sugar, cream in the yolks adding two or three at a time, then stir in the milk and flavoring, then add the flour and mix smooth, bake in square or triangular pans, well greased and dusted with flour, knocking out the loose flour. When cool, ice with orange icing.

Diamond Cake

Half pound good butter,

Twelve ounces powdered sugar.

Whites of ten eggs.

One cupful milk.

One pound flour.

One teaspoonful baking powder.

One teaspoonful vanilla.

Cream the butter and sugar, add the milk and flavoring, and thoroughly mix, beat the egg whites very stiff and mix in lightly, sift the flour and baking powder together, theft mix in fully but lightly, put in layer cake tins that have been greased and dusted with flour and the surplus flour knocked out, bake in moderate oven. When cool, put together with any filling you choose.

Cheap White Cake

One and one-half cups flour.

One cup sugar.

One-half cup butter.

Whites of four eggs.

One-half cup milk.

One teaspoonful baking powder.

One teaspoonful vanilla or almond.

Cream the sugar and butter, add the milk and flavoring, mix in fully, beat the egg whites very stiff, then mix in lightly, sift the baking powder and flour together and mix in fully but lightly. This can be baked in a round or square mould, bake in moderate oven. When cold ice with plain or boiled icing.