This section is from the book "Mrs. Allen's Cook Book", by Mrs. Ida C. Bailey Allen. See also: The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.
1/2 cupful any kind of shortening 1/4 teaspoonfnl salt 1 teaspoonful soda 2 cupfuls flour
Cream the butter, add the sugar, gradually, then the cocoa, vanilla and salt; add the soda to the sour milk, and add alternately to the mixture with the flour. Bake in layers in a moderate oven, and frost and put together with boiled butter icing.
1 cupful sugar
1/2 cupful butter or oleomargarine
1 large egg
1/2 cupful milk
2 1/2 squares (ounces) chocolate
2 1/2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1 1/2 cupfuls pastry flour 1/8 teaspoonful salt 1/2 teaspoonful vanilla
Cream the butter, add the sugar, gradually, and beat until creamy. Separate the egg, and add the yolk, beaten light, then the chocolate, melted. Mix the baking powder, salt and flour, and add to the mixture alternately with the milk. Then fold in the egg white, beaten stiff. Bake in two layers twenty-five minutes in a moderate oven, or make into a loaf cake and bake forty minutes. Frost with confectioner's or plain boiled icing.
1/2 cupful butter or oleomargarine 1 1/2 cupfuls sugar 4 eggs
1/8 teaspoonful salt 1 3/4 cupfuls pastry flour 1 teaspoonful vanilla
3/4 cupful chopped walnut meats (if desired)
4 squares (ounces) chocolate
5 tablespoonfuls hot water 1/2 cupful milk
2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1/2 teaspoonful cinnamon
Cream the butter, add the sugar, gradually, and the egg yolks, unbeaten; mix well, and add the chocolate, melted and blended with the hot water. Mix the flour, nuts, cinnamon and baking powder and add alternately to the mixture with the milk. Add the vanilla, and fold in the egg whites, beaten dry. Bake in a moderate oven. Frost with fudge icing, or bake in layers and put together with white boiled frosting.
Make as Chocolate Fudge Cake, omitting the cinnamon and nuts. Cover with double chocolate and white frosting.
4 tablespoonfuls butter or oleomargarine 1 cupful sugar 2 egg yolks 1/2 teaspoonful vanilla 1 egg white
1/2 cupful milk 1 1/2 cupfuls pastry flour 2 1/2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1/8 teaspoonful salt Strawberry jam
Cream the butter, add the sugar, gradually, and the egg yolks, well-beaten. Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder, and add alternately to the first mixture with the milk. Add the egg white, beaten stiff, and bake in two round layer-cake pans in a moderate oven. Put together with the strawberry jam and pile chocolate whipped cream on the top.