Pound Cake

1 pound butter. 1 pound sugar. 6 eggs, beaten light.

1 pound flour.

1 wineglassful brandy or wine.

A little rose water.

Cream the butter and sugar very thoroughly. Beat the yolks and whites separately, and add the yolks. Stir in the flour alternately with the whites of the eggs, and add the brandy and rose water.

The success of this cake depends upon thorough mixing before the flour is put in.

Bake in a moderate oven, keeping the heat steady.

Sandusky Cake. (Mrs. Cornelius.)

1 cupful butter.

2 cupfuls sugar.

1 cupful milk.

1 teaspoonful soda, dissolved.

4 eggs, yolks and whites separate.

2 teaspoonfuls cream of tartar.

3 1/2 cupfuls flour.

1 teaspoonful flavoring.

Cream the butter and sugar, and add the milk and soda. Beat the yolks of the eggs (one at a time), and add them. Then beat the whites stiff, and stir them in alternately with the flour, through which the cream of tartar has been mixed. Flavor, and beat a long time. Bake in a moderately hot oven. Makes two loaves.

This resembles Pound Cake.

Grandpa's Cake

3 cupfuls sugar. 1 cupful butter.

4 eggs (yolks and whites separate). 1 small nutmeg, grated.

1 1/2 cupfuls sour milk.

1 teaspoonful soda, dissolved.

5 cupfuls flour.

1 heaping cupful raisins or currants.

Bub butter and sugar to a cream. Beat the eggs light, leaving out, if you choose, the whites of two for Frosting. Add the eggs, nutmeg, milk and soda. Stir in four cupfuls of the flour. Rub the raisins in the remaining flour and put them in.

Beat well. Bake about one hour in a moderate oven. Makes two large loaves and a small one. Use sweet milk, if you choose. In this case add two teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar. Chopped figs may be used instead of raisins.

Marble Cake. Light

1/2 cupful butter.

1 1/2 cupfuls white sugar.

4 eggs, (whites only).

1/2 cupful milk.

1/2 teaspoonful soda, dissolved. 1 teaspoonful cream of tartar. 2 1/2 cupfuls flour.


1/2 cupful butter. 1/2 cupful molasses. 1 cupful brown sugar. 4 eggs (yolks only.) 1/2 cupful milk. 1/2 teaspoonful soda, dissolved

1 teaspoonful cream of tartar.

d 3 cupfuls flour (nearly).

1 teaspoonful allspice.

1 teaspoonful cinnamon.

1 teaspoonful grated nutmeg.

1/2 teaspoonful cloves.

Mix each kind in order, beating the eggs light. First put a layer of light cake, then of dark, and so on. Bake in a moderate oven, taking care that it does not burn.

Makes two large loaves.

Huckleberry Cake

Make like "Lincoln Cake." The last thing before baking, dredge one pint of huckleberries with one cupful of flour and stir them in.

Gold Cake

1 cupful sugar.

3/4 cupful butter.

8 eggs, yolks only. 1/2 cupful milk.

1/2 teaspoonful soda, dissolved, 1 teaspoonful cream of tartar.

2cupfuls flour.

1 teaspoonful vanilla.

Mix in order. Bake in a moderately hot oven. Make "Silver Cake" the same day, or see "To Use the Whites of Eggs."