Orange Layer Cake

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup butter or shortening

2 eggs

Juice and grated rind of one orange

2 teaspoons baking powder

3 cups pastry flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon soda

1 cup water

Cream the butter with the sugar; add the beaten eggs. Add one teaspoon grated rind of orange. Add to the foregoing, the sifted flour, salt and baking powder. Dissolve the soda in the cup of boiling water and alternating with the orange juice add to the mixture. Stir until creamy.Bake in greased layer pans for twenty minutes in a moderate oven.

Top and Filling for Cake

Beat stiff the whites of two eggs and add two cups confectioners' sugar. Add the juice of two large oranges and the grated peel of one. Stir together well and spread thick over top and layers.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

1 cup butter

2 cups sugar 4 eggs

3 cups flour

5 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

4 squares chocolate

Cream the butter and sugar. Separate the eggs and beat the yolks well and the whites stiff. Add the yolks to the butter and sugar. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and add alternating with the milk.

Melt the chocolate and add. Fold in the beaten whites and bake in three layers in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.). Frost with a thick fudge frosting. This makes a very rich cake.

Devils Food Nut Cake

2 squares bitter chocolate 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1 egg yolk

1  cup chopped nuts

2 whole eggs

1/4 cup shortening

1/2 cup sour milk

2 cups pastry flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon vanilla

Cook the chocolate, one-half cup brown sugar, cold water, and the egg yolk in a double boiler, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Add the nuts and stand aside to cool. Cream the shortening and the remaining one and one-half cups sugar; add the well beaten eggs. Sift the flour, salt and soda and add to the sugar mixture, alternating with the sour milk.

Stir together well and add vanilla. Last add the chocolate nut mixture and pour into a greased and floured cake pan. Bake for three-quarters hour in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.).

Lady Baltimore Cake

3 cups cake flour

3 teaspoons baking powder Whites of three eggs

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 cups sugar

Sift baking powder, salt and flour three times. Cream butter and gradually add sugar until thoroughly mixed. Add the flour and milk alternately, stirring until smooth. Stir in one teaspoon vanilla and one-quarter teaspoon almond flavoring. Beat the whites stiff and fold in. Bake in layers in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.).

Filling and Frosting

Make a syrup of two cups sugar and three-quarters cup water; cook to the soft ball stage. Pour over the whites of two eggs beaten stiff; beat until the mixture stands. Retain one-third for cake icing. Grind one-quarter pound figs or dates with one-half pound raisins and one-half pound nut meats. Add the ground fruits and nuts to remaining two-thirds of mixture. Spread between layers and on top of cake. Frost entire cake with plain icing.