Baking powder


Butter or One half butter and one half lard.


1 cup

1 teaspoonful 1/4 teaspoonful 4 tablespoonfuls

1/2 cup


Mix dry ingredients and cut butter into this mixture with two knives. Stir in the milk and spread the mixture out on a buttered layer cake tin. Bake in a hot oven until brown. Wash and hull a box of strawberries, sprinkle with \ cup of sugar, and crush with a spoon. When the shortcake is done remove from the pan, cut around the edge with a sharp knife and right through the center of the cake, making two layers of it. Spread the lower layer with butter and then with the crushed strawberry. Replace the top layer and serve hot. Fresh peaches, preserves, or a mixture of orange and banana may be used for this shortcake. S

Another kind of strawberry cake is made of sponge cake, and served cold with whipped cream.