Baking Powder

8 ounces bicarbonate of soda 6 ounces tartaric acid

1 package high-grade cornstarch

Put all the ingredients together and sift them thoroughly five times. Keep closely covered in glass jars or tin boxes.

Angel Cake

Whites of 11 eggs 1 cups granulated sugar

1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 cup sifted Sour

1 teaspoon flavoring

Beat the eggs until light; add the cream of tartar and beat to a stiff froth; then add the sugar gradually. Fold in the flour after it has been sifted five times; add the vanilla and pour the mixture into an unbuttered angel-cake pan. Bake in a moderate oven forty-five or fifty minutes; turn the pan upside down and let it stand until the cake falls out.

Jelly Roll

3 eggs l cups sugar 2 cups flour

cup cold water Juice of lemon teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

Beat the yolks with the sugar; add the liquid and sifted dry ingredients alternately; fold in the beaten whites and pour into shallow buttered tins, using only enough batter to cover the bottom of the pan. Bake about twelve minutes in a moderate oven; turn out on a paper well dusted with powdered sugar; cut off a thin strip from the sides and ends of the cake; spread with jelly and quickly roll. After the cake has been rolled wrap paper around it so that it will keep its shape.

Potato-Flour Cake

Yolks of 4 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup potato flour

1 heaping teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla Whites of 4 eggs

Beat the yolks of the eggs very light with the sugar; add the potato flour and baking powder; flavor; fold in the whites care-fully and pour the mixture into a buttered tin. Bake in a very slow oven for about thirty-five minutes.

Pound Cake

1 pound butter 1 pound sugar 1 pound flour

10 eggs

teaspoon grated nutmeg

2 teaspoons vanilla

Beat the butter and sugar to a cream; add the yolks of the eggs beaten light; then beat the whites to a stiff froth and add them alternately with the flour; flavor; put in two deep, buttered pans and bake in a moderate oven from forty to fifty minutes.

Orange Cake

pound butter pound sugar pound flour 5 eggs

Rind of 1 orange Juice of 2 oranges 1 even teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon hot water

Mix like pound cake, beating the oranges into the sugar and butter and adding the soda dissolved in hot water last. Bake in a slow oven until thoroughly done.

Butter Cake

1 cups flour 1 cup butter 5 eggs

1 cups powdered sugar teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat the butter and flour to a cream; add the yolks, then the beaten whites, and last the sugar, baking powder and vanilla.

Peggy Cake

1 cups sugar cup butter 3 eggs

1/2 cup milk 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder

Little grated nutmeg

Mix like pound cake, adding the baking powder last. Bake in shallow tins or in a Turk's head.