2 cupfuls sugar 1 3/4 cupfuls butter 8 eggs 1 teaspoonful mace

3 3/4 cupfuls pastry flour

1 teaspoonful baking powder

1/8 teaspoonful salt

Cream the butter with the hand. Beat in the sugar and eggs one at a time. Mix the salt, mace and baking powder with the flour and work it in. Turn into two oiled and lined brick-shaped pans, and bake one hour in a very slow oven. Pound cake is not usually iced.

Fruit Pound Cake

2 cupfuls sugar

1 1/3 cupfuls butter or oleomargarine

8 eggs

1 teaspoonful vanilla

1 cupful chopped raisins, figs and dates mixed

1 teaspoonful lemon extract

2 tablespoonfuls milk 2 2/3 cupfuls pastry flour 1/8 teaspoonful salt

1 teaspoonful baking powder

Cream the butter, and beat in the sugar and eggs one at a time. Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and fruit. Add the flavoring to the first mixture and a little of the flour, then the milk, and the remaining flour. Bake in an oiled and lined pan in a slow oven for an hour.