Custard Spice Cakes

2 eggs, separated

1/2 cup (4 ozs.) sugar

1 cup (14 ozs.) molasses

1 teaspoon soda

1 cup (2 pt.) sour cream

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon powdered nutmeg

1 teaspoon powdered ginger

2 cups (8 ozs.) flour

1/2 cup (2 ozs.) corn flour

Beat up whites of eggs, add sugar, molasses, soda dissolved in cream, salt, and spices sifted with flours. Divide into three greased and floured layer-cake tins and bake in moderately hot oven twenty minutes.

Custard Filling

1 cup (1/2 lb.) sugar or honey 1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 cup (1/2 pt.) milk

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract

Into upper part of double boiler put yolks of eggs, sugar mixed with cornstarch, milk, and extract. Cook until thick and turn out to cool. Spread between cakes.

Cup Cakes

1 cup (1/2 pt.) sour cream 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup (1/2 lb.) sugar

2 eggs, separated

1/2 teaspoon powdered nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon powdered cinnamon 1 cup (1/4 lb.) flour 1 cup (1/4 lb.) corn flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Pour cream into a bowl, add soda and stir well, add sugar, yolks of eggs, spices, flours sifted with baking powder, and whites of eggs beaten to a stiff froth. Mix and divide into twelve greased muffin pans, and bake in moderately hot oven fifteen to twenty minutes. Turn out and serve hot.

Economical Chocolate Cake

2 squares (2 ozs.) chocolate 1 cup (1/2 pt.) boiling water 1 cup (1/2 lb.) sugar or honey 1 tablespoon (1/2 oz.) butter 1 egg, separated 1/4 teaspoon soda

1 cup (4 ozs.) flour

1/2 cup (2 ozs.) barley flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 pinch salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Boiled maple frosting

Grate chocolate and boil with one half the water until as thick as cream. Remove to back of range and add sugar, butter, and beaten yolk of egg mixed together. Dissolve soda in remainder of water and add to chocolate mixture. Add vanilla and sift in flours, baking powder, and salt. Turn into greased and floured cake tin and bake in moderate oven thirty minutes. Cool and cover with frosting.

Three tablespoons of cocoa may be used in place of chocolate.

Boiled Maple Frosting

Boil one cup grated maple sugar, one tablespoon maple sirup, and one cup boiling water until it forms soft ball when tried in cold water, or reaches 240° F. by candy thermometer. Pour on to stiffly beaten egg white and continue beating until thick enough to spread.

Eggless, Milkless, And Butterless Cake

1 cup (14 ozs.) molasses or honey

1 cup (8 ozs.) sugar

1 teaspoon powdered ginger

1 teaspoon powdered allspice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup (1/2 pt.) water

1 teaspoon soda

3 cups (15 ozs.) coarse Graham flour or meal (unsifted) 1/2 cup (2 ozs.) flour 1 cup (1/4 lb.) dates, stoned and cut small

Mix molasses, sugar, spices, and salt, add water in which soda has been dissolved, flours, and dates. Mix and divide into two well-greased and floured cake tins and bake in moderate oven three fourths of an hour. This cake is simple, healthful, and easily digested.