Feather Cake

Seven eggs (reserve whites of 2 for frosting), 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, 1 cup water, 1/4 cup ground chocolate, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, 1 teaspoon vanilla, little salt. Cream butter and sugar, add yolks of eggs, chocolate, spices, sifted flour and baking powder, beaten whites of eggs and extract. Bake in 3 layers and put together with boiled icing and chopped walnuts or shaved almonds or brazils. - Mrs. E. D. K.

Fig Cake

One cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup sweet milk, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoonful baking powder (heaping), flavoring. Filling: Take a pound of figs, chop fine and put into a stewpan on the stove. Pour over them a teacupful of water and add 1/2 cup of sugar. Cook all together until soft and smooth. When cold, spread between layers of cake. - Mrs. N. H.

Fruit Cake (Delicious)

One pound brown sugar, 1 pound butter, 1 pound eggs (8 eggs), 1 pound flour, pinch salt, 2 pounds raisins, 2 pounds currants, 1/2 pound citron, 1 nutmeg, 1 tablespoon cloves, 1 tablespoon allspice, 1/2 pint brandy, 2 teaspoons baking powder. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, brandy, flour and baking powder (also salt), then spices and fruit. - Mrs. N. H. M.

Fruit Cake

One pound sugar, 1 pound butter, 1 1/2 pounds flour (sifted), 3 pounds seeded raisins, 1 pound currants, 3/4 pound citron (cut fine), 10 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1 cup molasses, 1 teaspoon soda, 1 teaspoon each cinnamon and allspice, 1/2 lea-spoon cloves, 1/2 nutmeg. Dredge the fruit well with a part of the flour. Cream the butter and sugar. Dissolve the soda in boiling water and stir into the molasses, adding this to the butter, sugar and spices. Beat the eggs until very light and add to the other mixture with the milk. Then add the flour little by little until thoroughly mixed. Add now gradually the prepared fruit and lastly 1 coffee cup of strong coffee. Bake in well buttered pans. This will make 1 large pan loaf or three smaller ones. Bake slowly about 4 hours. - Mrs. W. H. W.

Fruit Cake

One pound flour (dry), 1 pound butter, 1 pound nuts (chopped), 1 pound brown sugar, 1 pound dates, 12 eggs, 1 cup molasses, 2 cups jelly, 2 pounds raisins (seeded), 1 pound seedless raisins, 2 pounds currants, 1 tablespoon cloves, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon allpsice, 1 tablespoon nutmeg, 1 tablespoon mace, 1 glass white wine, 1 pound citron and lemon peel, 4 teaspoons baking powder (large). Mix to a cream butter and sugar. Sift spices with flour. Put fruit in last, having rolled well in flour. - Mrs. A. H. MacD.

Cheap Fruit Cake

Dissolve a level teaspoonful of soda in 2 tablespoons of warm water; add it to 1/2 cup New Orleans molasses; mix and add hastily 1 cup thick sour cream, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon cloves, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 2 1/2 cups flour. Beat for 3 minutes; then stir in 1 cup of seeded, chopped raisins and 1 cup currants that have been floured with an extra 1/2 cup flour. Bake slowly for 1 hour.