Apple Fruit Cake

3 cups dried apples, soaked over night. In the morning, stew in 3 cups molasses. When cold, mix with 3 cups flour, 1 cup butter. 3 eggs.

1 teaspoon soda.

2 teaspoons cloves.

1 tablespoon cinnamon.

2 cups raisins. 1 cup currants.

1 lemon, chopped fine.

This makes 2 loaves.

English Fruit Cake

1/2 cake compressed yeast.

1 pint flour.

1/2 teaspoon salt.

3/4 pound currants.

1 cup chopped raisins.

1 cup sugar.

1/2 cup shortening.

1 ounce citron.

1 teaspoon lemon extract.

Use water sufficient to make a sponge of the flour and yeast. Let the sponge rise; then knead like bread. When light again, work in all the other ingredients; place in the pan for baking. When light, bake.

Pork Cake

1 pound fat salt pork, chopped fine, dissolved in 1 pint boiling water.

3 cups brown sugar.

1 cup molasses.

1 pound raisins, or more if liked.

1 pound currants, or more if liked.

2 tablespoons cinnamon. 1 teaspoon cloves.

1 teaspoon soda.

2 teaspoons cream of tartar. 2 nutmegs.

7 cups flour.

Raisin Cake

Mrs. W. F. VanB.

1 cup butter.

2 cups sugar.

1 cup molasses.

1 cup sweet milk.

1 1/2 cups raisins.

6 cups flour after sifting.

3 eggs.

1/2 teaspoon soda.

1 teaspoon cream of tartar.

Spice to suit taste.

Coffee Cake

1 cup cold strong coffee. 1 cup molasses. 1 cup sugar.

1 cup butter or drippings. 1 cup chopped raisins. 1 teaspoon soda.

1 teaspoon each cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg. 1 cup five times full of flour.

Lady Cake

Mrs. O. Jones, South Royalston, Mass.

1 cup butter.

2 cups white sugar. 1 cup milk.

6 eggs, well-beaten.

4 cups flour.

1/2 pound raisins, chopped.

1 teaspoon cream of tartar.

1/2 teaspoon soda.

Nutmeg, or any other flavoring.

Almond Cake

1 cup butter.

2 cups sugar.

3 cups flour.

1 cup sweet milk. Whites of 8 eggs.

1 teaspoon soda.

2 teaspoons cream of tartar.

1 pound blanched almonds, cut in small pieces.

Instead of almonds, you can use 1 1/2 cups of hickory-nut meats.

Spice Raisin Cake

1 cup sugar. 2 1/2 cups flour. 1 cup molasses. 3/4 cup butter. 1 cup milk. 1 cup stoned raisins.

1 tablespoon each allspice and cinnamon. 1 teaspoon soda.

Clove Cup Cake

1 cup sugar.

1 cup butter.

3 scant cups flour.

I cup raisins, chopped.

1 cup milk or water.

2 well beaten eggs. 1 teaspoon soda.

2 teaspoons cream of tartar. 2 teaspoons cinnamon.

2 teaspoons cloves.

White Citron Cake

1 cup butter.

3 cups sifted loaf sugar.

4 cups flour.

1 cup sweet cream. Whites of 10 eggs. 1/2 pound blanched almonds. 1/2 pound candied lemon. 1/4 pound citron.

3 teaspoons baking powder.

Slice the fruit very thin, and dredge with flour.