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 butter or oleomargarine 1 cupful sugar 2 eggs
1 1/2 cupfuls pastry flour 1/2 teaspoonful vanilla
1/8 teaspoonful salt 1/2 cupful milk
2 1/2 teaspoonfuls baking powder
Cream the butter, beat in the sugar, gradually, and the eggs, one at a time; add the flavoring. Mix the baking powder with the salt and flour, and add alternately to the mixture with the milk. Put one-third of the mixture into a bowl and add to it 1/4 teaspoonful cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoonful each clove and grated nutmeg, 2 tablespoonfuls raisins, quartered, 2 tablespoonfuls chopped dried figs, 1 tablespoonful currants, 1 tablespoonful chopped citron, and 1 tablespoonful molasses. Take one-half of the remaining mixture and color green, if convenient. Bake each mixture in a brick-shaped or bread pan, in a moderate oven. When cold, put together with raspberry jam and ice with plain boiled frosting.