Chocolate Cake

2 ounces of chocolate 4 eggs 1/2 cup of milk 1 teaspoonful of vanilla

1/2 cup of butter 1 1/2 cups of sugar

1 heaping teaspoonful of baking-powder

1 3/4 cups of flour

Dissolve the chocolate in five tablespoonfuls of boiling water. Beat the butter to a cream, add gradually the sugar, beating all the while; add the yolks, beat again, then the milk, then the melted chocolate and flour. Give the whole a vigorous beating. Now beat the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth, and stir them carefully into the mixture; add the vanilla and baking-powder. Mix quickly and lightly, turn into a greased cake-pan, and bake in a moderate oven forty-five minutes.

Grafton Cake

1 1/2 cups of sugar 1 cup of water 2 tablespoonfuls (or two ounces') of butter

2 eggs

3 cups of flour

1 heaping teaspoonful of baking-powder

1/4 of a nutmeg, grated

Beat the yolks, sugar, and butter together until light, then add the water and half the flour, beat until smooth; add the well-beaten whites, and the remainder of the flour, then the baking-powder and nutmeg. Mix all well together, and bake in a moderate oven three-quarters of an hour.

Cake Without Eggs

1 1/2 cups of sugar 2 cups of flour 1 teaspoonful of baking-powder

1 cup of milk

2 tablespoonfuls (or two ounces) of butter 1 teaspoonful of flavoring

Beat the butter and sugar to a cream, add the milk and flour, and beat vigorously; add the salt, flavoring and baking-powder; mix well, and bake in a moderate oven about thirty minutes.

Buttermilk Cake

1 cup of butter 3 cups of sugar 5 cups of flour

2 cups of buttermilk 1/2 teaspoonful of soda or saleratus

4 eggs

Beat the butter to a cream, then add the sugar and the yolks of the eggs; beat again until very light. Mash the soda or saleratus, add it to the buttermilk, stir until dissolved, then add to the other mixture. Add the flour, beat until smooth, then stir in quickly the well-beaten whites. Bake in a moderate oven about three-quarters of an hour.

Indian Loaf Cake

1 pound of Indian meal 1/4 pound of raisins 1/2 pound of sugar

1/4 pound of butter 1/4 pound of currants 2 eggs

Cut the butter into the meal, and pour over it sufficient boiling milk to make a stiff batter. Beat the eggs all together until very light. When the batter is cool, add the eggs and sugar. Seed the raisins; wash, pick and dry the currants; mix the fruit and flour them well, stir them into the batter, and bake in a very slow oven two hours.

Pork Cake

1 cup of fat pork, chopped fine 1 cup of milk 4 cups of flour

1 cup of raisins

1 cup of molasses 1/2 teaspoonful of soda or saleratus 1/2 teaspoonful of salt

Seed the raisins and flour them well. Mash the soda, dissolve it in a tablespoonful of boiling water, add it to the molasses, then add the milk, pork and flour; beat thoroughly, add the raisins and salt, mix thoroughly, and bake in a moderate oven one. hour.