Butter, 1 cup,
Sugar, 2 cups,
Milk, 1 cup,
Flour, 4 cups,
Baking-powder, 3 large teaspoons,
Vanilla, 1 teaspoon,
Salt, 1/4 teaspoon.
Bake the layers in 3 thick, or 4 thinner layers.
Filling for Marshmallow Cake
Marshmallow candies, 1/2 pound, Granulated sugar, 1 cup, Egg, 1 (white only).
Put the marshmallows on an agate dish, and place in an open oven until they have melted and run together. In the meantime make a boiled icing with 1 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of hot water, and boil until the syrup hairs; then pour over it the stiffly beaten white of 1 egg.
Add the melted marshmallows to this, beat slowly for 5 minutes, spread on the cake, between the layers, and on top. For the top layer put a number of marshmallows on a skewer, hold before the open fire, till they puff, and brown; then place them round the edge of the cake.