Old-Fashioned Dried Apple Cake

2 cups (6 ozs.) dried apples 2 cups (1 lb.) prunes, stoned 2 cups (28 ozs.) molasses or honey 1 cup (1/2 pt.) water 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon 1 teaspoon powdered ginger 1 teaspoon powdered nutmeg 1 teaspoon powdered mace \ teaspoon powdered allspice

1/2 teaspoon powdered cloves

1 cup (1/2 lb.) shortening, creamed

2 cups (1 lb.) sugar

4 cups (1 lb.) currants

1 1/2 cups (3/4 lb.) seeded raisins

2 teaspoons soda

2 cups (1/2 lb.) flour

2 cups (10 ozs.) Graham flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

Cook apples, prunes, molasses, water, and spices one hour. Then add shortening, sugar, currants, raisins, soda, flours, and salt. Mix well and turn into a greased and floured loaf tin and bake in slow oven one and one half hours. This cake improves with age.

Premier Cake

1 cup (1/2 pt.) sour cream

1 cup (1/2 lb.) sugar

3/4 cup (6 ozs.) butter substitute

2 cups (1/2 lb.) flour

1 cup (1/4 lb.) corn flour

1 cup (4 ozs.) currants, cooked

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon powdered mace

Beat sugar and butter substitute ten minutes, add cream, flours sifted with soda and mace, and add currants. Turn into greased and floured cake tin and bake in slow oven one hour. Do not ice this cake.

Quick Coffee Cake

2 cups (1/2 lb.) flour

1/2 cup (2 ozs.) barley flour 1 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons honey or sirup 1 egg, beaten 1 1/2 cups (3/4 pt.) milk Melted butter substitute

Powdered cinnamon and sugar

Sift flours, salt, and baking powder into a bowl, add honey or sirup, egg, and milk. Beat well and turn into a greased and floured shallow cake pan; brush over with melted butter substitute and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake in moderate oven thirty minutes.

Another Method. Add to two cups bread dough, one beaten egg, one half cup sirup or honey, and one tablespoon melted butter substitute. Add no more flour. Put it into shallow greased pan to rise, and when light, brush over with melted butter substitute, then spread over a mixture of one tablespoon each brown sugar, butter substitute, and corn flour. Lastly dust with sugar and powdered cinnamon and bake thirty minutes in moderate oven.

Russian Cake

2 eggs, separated 1/2 cup (4 ozs.) sugar 2 tablespoons cold water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 cup (2 ozs.) flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Orange frosting

Beat yolks and white separately, then combine and beat with sugar; add water, vanilla, cornstarch, flour, and baking powder sifted together. Mix carefully and turn into greased and papered tin. Bake in moderate oven thirty minutes. When cold cover with orange frosting made as follows: Put strained juice of one orange into a bowl, add enough sifted confectioner's sugar to thicken, beat well, and spread over cake.