This section is from the book "A New Book Of Cookery", by Fannie Merritt Farmer. See also: How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food.
1/3 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk.
2 cups flour.
3 teaspoons baking powder Whites 4 eggs.
Cream butter and add sugar gradually, while beating constantly; then add milk alternately with flour, mixed and sifted with baking powder. Beat whites of eggs until stiff and add to mixture. Turn into a buttered and floured cake pan and bake forty-five minutes in a moderate oven.
2/3 cup butter.
1 7/8 cups flour.
¼ teaspoon soda.
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice.
Whites 6 eggs.
1¼ cups powdered sugar 2/3 cup candied cherries 1/3 cup almonds, blanched and shredded 1/2 cup citron, thinly sliced.
1 teaspoon almond extract.
Cream butter, and add gradually flour, mixed and sifted with soda; then add lemon juice. Beat whites of eggs until stiff, add gradually sugar and combine mixtures; then add cherries, cut in pieces, almonds, citron and extract. Bake in a buttered deep cake pan one hour.