For best results use pastry flour. Oleomargarine may be substituted for butter or other shortening. In substituting bread flour for pastry flour, use two tablespoon-fuls less to the cup.

Loaf Cake

1 cupful butter or oleomargarine

1 cupful milk

2 cupfuls sugar

3 cupfuls pastry flour

1/8 teaspoonful salt 4 eggs

3 teaspoonfuls baking powder 2 teaspoonfuls flavoring

Cream the butter, beat in the sugar, add the eggs, well-beaten, the flavoring, and the flour mixed with the salt and baking powder alternately with the milk. Turn into a large pan or two brick-shaped pans and bake in a moderate oven.

Hot Milk Cake

1 cupful sugar

1 egg

1/2 cupful scalded milk

Juice and rind 1/2 lemon

1/8 teaspoonful salt

1 1/2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1 1/2 cupfuls pastry flour 1 teaspoonful oleomargarine or drippings

Cream together the shortening, sugar and egg till very light colored; add the warm milk, flavoring, and salt alternately with the flour and baking powder mixed. Bake in a moderate oven, in a loaf or two layers.

Lisrht Fruit Cake

1/2 cupful butter or oleomargarine

1 cupful sugar

1 1/2 cupfuls pastry flour

3 teaspoonfuls baking powder

1/8 teaspoonful salt

3 eggs

1/2 teaspoonful cinnamon

1/4 teaspoonful clove

1/4 teaspoonful nutmeg

1/2 cupful currants

1/2 cupful chopped raisins

1/4 cupful shredded citron

1/4 cupful chopped candied orange peel

1/2 cupful chopped walnut meats

Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, spices, nuts and fruit. Cream the butter, add the sugar and beat in the egg yolks. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Fold in the egg whites, beaten stiff, and bake in an oiled and lined square pan in a moderate oven. Frost with orange or lemon icing.

Delicate White Cake

1 cupful sugar

1/4 cupful lard

3 egg whites

1 1/2 tablespoonfuls lemon juice

Rind 1/2 lemon

2/3 cupful milk

1/4 teaspoonful salt 1 1/2 cupfuls pastry flour 1/2 cupful corn starch 3 teaspoonfuls baking powder

Cream the sugar and lard and add the lemon juice and rind. Mix together the flour, starch, baking powder and salt and add alternately to the mixture with the milk. Lastly, fold in the egg whites, beat well and bake in a moderate oven. Ice with lemon or fruit frosting.

Almond Loaf Cake

1/2 cupful butter or oleomargarine 1 cupful sugar 4 tablespoonfuls milk 1 teaspoonful baking powder

1/8 teaspoonful salt

1 1/2 cupfuls pastry flour

3/4 cupful shredded almonds

1/2 teaspoonful almond extract

4 egg whites

Cream the butter, and beat in the sugar and flavoring. Mix the salt and baking powder with the flour and almonds, and add alternately with the milk to the mixture. Beat the egg whites stiff and dry, and fold them in. Turn into a tube pan, sprinkle shredded almonds over the top and bake in a moderate oven. As this cake is very sweet, it does not need an icing.