Empress Fruit Cake

1 1/2 cups butter. 3 cups sugar - scant. 3 cups flour. 9 eggs.

1 1/4 pounds almonds in the shell. 1/2 pound citron. 1/2 pound raisins, seeded. I lemon, grated peel and juice. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the beaten yolks, then the beaten whites, and part of the flour, then the fruit chopped and dredged with flour, and the almonds blanched and chopped.

Village Fruit Cake

1 pound butter.

1 pound dark brown sugar.

1 pound flour (browned).

2 nutmegs.

2 teaspoons cloves.

3 teaspoons cinnamon. 10 eggs.

2 pounds figs (chopped fine). 2 pounds chopped raisins. 2 pounds currants. 1/2 pound citron.

2 pounds almonds, shelled, blanched, chopped. 1 pint black molasses.

1 teaspoon soda. 1/2 cup rose-water.

Black Cake

Mrs. L. Currey, Detroit, Michigan.

1 pound flour (browned). 1 1/2 pounds brown sugar. 1 1/4 pounds butter.

3 pounds raisins.

3 pounds currants. 1/2 pound citron.

1 cup molasses.

4 tablespoons rose-water. 10 eggs.

Season with cloves, cinnamon and mace, to taste. Better have too little, than too much.

White Fruit Cake

1 cup butter. 2 cups sugar. 2 1/2 cups flour. 2/3 cup sweet milk. Whites of 6 eggs. 1 pound blanched almonds - chopped.

1 pound citron sliced thin.

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder. NOTE. - It will take 2 pounds almonds before shelling.

White Fruit Cake

Mrs. O. Blackman, Chicago.

2/3 cup butter.

2 cups sugar.

1 cup sweet milk.

3 cups sifted flour.

1 cup stoned raisins, chopped. 3 teaspoons baking powder. Whites 4 eggs. Flavor with lemon.

Welcome Fruit Cake

Mrs. J. A. Reichelt, Chicago.

2/3 cup butter.

1 1/2 cups brown sugar.

3 cups flour.

3 eggs.

1/2 pound raisins.

1/4 pound citron.

I teaspoon cinnamon.

1/2 teaspoon cloves.

1/2 nutmeg.

1/2 teaspoon soda.

1 teaspoon cream tartar.

Quaker Pound Cake

Mrs. L. S. Hodge.

2 eggs.

2 cups flour.

1 Cup sugar.

1/2 cup butter.

1/2 cup sweet milk.

1/2 cup chopped raisins.

1 nutmeg, grated. Scant 1/2 teaspoon soda.

Good Common Fruit Cake

1 1/2 cups syrup.

1/2 cup melted lard.

1 cup water.

1 cup raisins.

1 cup currants.

1/2 cup sugar.

1 egg. 4 cups sifted flour.

1 tablespoon vinegar.

1 even teaspoon soda; pinch of salt.

1 tablespoon cinnamon.

1 teaspoon each of nutmeg and cloves.

Bake in a deep bread-pan.

Farmer's Fruit Cake

1 cup dried apples. 1/2 cup sugar.

1/2 cup butter. \\ cups flour. 1/2 cup sour milk.

1 egg.

2 teaspoons cinnamon. 1 teaspoon cloves.

1 teaspoon saleratus.

Soak the apples over night and chop fine, and stew 2 or 3 hours in sugar, until they are candied a little.