Raised Loaf Cake

3 cups bread sponge, rather thick.

1 cup butter or part lard.

2 cups sugar. 1 1/2 cups raisins.

3 eggs.

1/2 teaspoon soda.

1 teaspoon cloves.

2 teaspoons cinnamon.

Mix the dough and the other ingredients with the hand very thoroughly. Put into a bread-pan, let rise and bake without adding more flour.

Fig Loaf Cake

Mrs. Morris C. Hutchins, Maysville, Ky.

1 cup butter.

1 cup sweet milk.

2 cups sugar.

4 cups flour.

5 whites of eggs.

1 pound figs, cut up.

2 teaspoons baking powder.

Put dough and figs in alternate layers in the pan, and bake.

Orange Loaf Cake

Yolks of 10 eggs. 1/2 cup butter. 2 cups sugar. 2 1/2 cups flour.

1 large orange grated rind and juice.

2 teaspoons baking powder.

Squeeze the juice in a cup. Add sweet milk till the cup is 2/3 full, and then mix with the other ingredients.

Lemon Cake

1 1/2 cups butter.

3 cups sugar.

4 cups flour. 2/3 cup milk.

5 eggs.

1 teaspoon soda. 1 teaspoon cream of tartar. Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon. Makes 2 loaves.

Birthday Cake

Annie and Marrion.

1 cup butter.

2 cups sugar.

3 cups flour.

4 eggs.

1 cup milk.

1 teaspoon soda.

2 teaspoons cream of tartar.

Bake in a large dripping-pan, and frost* heavily. When the frosting is partly dry, mark it off in small squares and put half an English walnut meat on each one. (A very delicious cake.)

Feather Cake

Mrs. J. H. Wilson, Chicago.

1 cup sugar.

1 cup milk.

2 1/2 cups flour; butter, size of an egg.

I teaspoon lemon extract.

1/2 teaspoon soda.

I teaspoon cream of tartar. Bake slowly.

Cream Cake

Mrs. S. E. Duncan, Aberdeen, Dak.

1 egg. Break into a cup. Fill the cup with thin sour cream; mix with 1 scant cup sugar. 1 1/2 cups flour. 1/2 teaspoon - scant - soda. Pinch of salt.

Very nice also for patty-pans.

Porcupine Cake

1 egg.

1/2 cup butter.

1 cup milk.

I large cup sugar.

2 1/2 cups flour.

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder.

When the cake is cold, stick a cup of soft almonds over the top, and pour over a cream, made as follows:

2 eggs.

1 quart milk, 1 cup sugar.

2 tablespoons corn starch.

1/2 teaspoon vanilla, all cooked over hot water.

Surprise Cake

Mrs. H. F. Marvin.

1 egg.

1 cup sugar.

1 large tablespoon butter. 1 cup water.

2 cups flour.

2 teaspoons baking powder.

1 teaspoon flavoring.

Tea Cake

Mrs. A. G. Leffet, Dallas, Texas. 1/2 cup butter. 1 1/2 cups sugar.

3 eggs.

2 1/2 cups flour.

2 teaspoons yeast powder.

One-Egg Cake

Mrs. Kate Peckham, Dallas, Texas.

1 cup sugar.

1 cup sweet milk.

2 cups flour.

2 teaspoons baking powder. 1 egg, butter size of an egg.

Sister Julia's Cup Cake

1/2 cup butter.

1 egg.

I cup sweet milk.

2 1/4 cups flour after sifting.

I cup sugar.

1/2 teaspoon soda.

1 teaspoon cream of tartar.

Graham Cake

If any reader of this book would like a Graham cake, I give you here a recipe which I quite often make.

First take one cup of sugar white, And butter one-half cup, Together mix, then add an egg, And lightly beat it up.

Then take one cup of pure sweet milk, And well dissolve therein A teaspoon full of soda so Its trace cannot be seen.

Then scatter in a little salt, And flavor it with spice, A little nutmeg, if you please, Or lemon peel is nice.

And then of flour you may put in Three even teacups full, And when you've stirred it well around, Then quickly pour the whole Into your buttered pan, my dear, Which ready stands the while, Then, if you give it a good bake, 'Twill be so nice you'll smile. - Mrs. J. B. Bryan.

Cake Without Eggs

1/2 cup butter.

1 cup sugar.

1/2 cup sweet milk.

2 cups flour.

1/2 teaspoon soda.

1 teaspoon cream of tartar.

Graham Composition Cake

1 cup butter. 1 cup molasses. 1 cup light brown sugar. 1 cup sour milk.

1 cup chopped raisins.

2 eggs.

1 teaspoon soda.

1 teaspoon lemon. Graham flour sufficient to make like ginger bread. Bake 1 hour.