Plain Cake

1/3 cup butter or shorten' ing

1  cup sugar

2 eggs

1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla cream

The butter and the sugar. Add the eggs, well beaten. Sift the dry ingredients together and add alternating with the milk. Add the vanilla and bake in layers for twenty minutes in a moderate oven (375 degrees F.). Fill and frost as desired. This recipe may be modified by adding nuts, cocoanut, spices, etc., and by frosting in an attractive way.

Plain Pound Cake

1 pound butter

1 pound sugar

1 pound flour

10 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream the butter and the sugar thoroughly together. Add the well-beaten eggs. Sift the dry ingredients together and add with the milk. Pour into buttered bread pan and bake in a slow oven (320 degrees F.) for an hour and a quarter.

Fruit-Nut Loaf Cake

Add 1/4 cup chopped blanched almonds,

1/4 cup dried currants,

1/4 cup chopped candied citron to the recipe for Pound Cake. Trim the top with whole blanched almonds arranged in a pattern and bake with a paper cover for the last half hour of the baking.

Cocoanut Cake

2 cups flour

1 cup milk

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons baking powder

Cream sugar and butter, add slightly beaten eggs. Stir thoroughly. Add milk and beat together. Add sifted flour and baking powder mixed. Pour into buttered pans and bake in moderate oven twenty-five to thirty minutes.


2 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 cup cream or milk

2 tablespoons butter

Beat together, add few drops vanilla extract. Spread icing on cake and sprinkle cocoanut on top.

Quick Coffee Cake

1 1/2 cups sifted flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon mace or nutmeg

6 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons shortening

1 egg

1/2 cup milk or water

Sift dry ingredients, cut in shortening, add unbeaten egg and milk and stir to a smooth dough. Turn in a shallow pan and cover with top mixture. Mixture to be sprinkled over the top of the dough before baking:4 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon butter 1/4 teaspoon mace or nutmeg With a fork mix all ingredients thoroughly, scatter over top of coffee cake and bake in a hot oven over 400 degrees twenty-five minutes.

White Cake

1/2 cup butter

1 3/4cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup hot water

1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring

3 cups pastry flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

6 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream the butter, adding the sugar and a tablespoon of milk. Cream very well. Sift the flour and baking powder together several times for lightness. Pour the hot water on the milk and add the flour and milk mixture to the creamed butter, beating constantly. Add the almond and vanilla flavors. Beat the whites stiff and fold into the batter. Line two deep square pans with waxed paper and pour in the batter. Start in a low oven and when the cake has risen, in-crease the heat and bake for about three-quarter hour longer until the cake is done.

Frost and fill with caramel, white or fudge frosting. Or fill with jelly and frost with thin white icing.