Gold And Silver Fig Cake

Use the recipe for gold and silver cake. Bake the silver cake in 2 long pie-tins. Half fill a long pie-tin with the gold cake batter. Lay on it a pound of split figs, close together, dusted with flour. Cover with more batter till the tin is nearly full. Bake. Put the layers together with frosting, the gold between the silver layers, and frost the top. Use Mrs. Galloway's recipe for boiled frosting. If you have too much batter for the gold layers, make a small cake beside.

Fig Cake

Mrs. Morris C. Hutchins, Maysville, Ky.

1/2 cup butter.

2 cups sugar.

1/2 cup sweet milk.

3 cups flour.

8 whites of eggs.

2 teaspoons baking powder.

Bake in layers. Beat the whites of 3 eggs with 2 cups powdered sugar. Spread a thin coating of icing on each layer, then a layer of split figs, then more icing, another cake layer, etc., finishing by icing the top.

Orange Cake

Mrs. Laura A. Brodie, Chicago.

1/2 cup cold water. 2 coffee cups sugar. 2 coffee cups flour. 1/2 cup butter.

4 whites of eggs.

5 yolks of eggs.

2 teaspoons baking powder.

Beat butter and sugar to a cream. Add the beaten yolks, then the flour, baking powder and water, and lastly, the beaten whites. Then take the grated rind and juice (except 1 tablespoon) of 1 large orange, and stir in the batter. Bake in layers. Make frosting of whites 2 eggs, tablespoon orange juice, and 6 tablespoons sugar. Spread between layers and on top.

Orange Cake

1/2 cup butter.

2 cups sugar.

3 cups flour.

1 cup milk.

2 eggs.

2 teaspoons baking powder. Bake in 3 or 4 layers and put together with icing and thin slices of peeled orange. Cover the top with icing.

Put a tablespoon of orange juice in the cake batter if you have an extra orange.

Lemon Jelly Cake

Miss Lizzie Callahan, Tangipahoa, La.

1 1/2 cups sugar. 1/2 cup butter.

Beat to a cream. Then add 2 1/2 cups flour. 1/2 cup milk.

2 teaspoons baking powder.

3 eggs well beaten.

Bake in sheets or jelly-tins. To make the jelly, take 1 cup sugar.

1 eggs.

Grated yellow rind and juice 1 lemon. 1 teaspoon water. 1 teaspoon flour.

Place in a kettle of boiling water and let it thicken.

When cool, spread between the cakes.

Banana Cake

Miss Maria Berry, Mitchell, Ind.

1 cup butter.

2 cups sugar. Whites of 8 eggs. 2 cups flour.

1 cup sweet milk. 2 teaspoons baking powder.

Bake in 5 layers. Spread very thin slices of banana between the layers, and serve the same day, if possible. *33

Pine-Apple Cake

1 cup butter.

2 cups sugar. 3 1/2 cups flour. 1/2 cup milk.

5 eggs.

1 teaspoon soda.

2 teaspoons cream of tartar.

Bake in jelly-tins; grate a pine-apple and half a cocoanut and put between the layers, after baking.