One and a half cups sugar, 2 level tablespoons butter, 1 cup raisins chopped (not too fine), 2 cups flour. 1 teaspoon cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and salt. 1 level teaspoonful soda dissolved in 1/2 cup cold water. Then stir in 1 cup hot apple sauce and whip till frothy, put with cake batter and beat till mixed., Bake in papered pan in moderate oven for nearly 1 hour.
Mrs. Caroline Dickinson, Portland, Oregon.
Two-thirds cup of butter, and 2 cups of sugar creamed, 4 eggs, yolks and whites beaten separately, 1 cup mashed potatoes, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup grated chocolate, 2 cups of flour, 1 tea-spoon each of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, beaten whites of eggs and stir into cake batter last.
Mrs. M. Gale.
Two-thirds cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of flour, 1 cup mashed potato (hot), 1/2 cup of sweet milk, 2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Stir in walnuts in 1 cup of grated chocolate. 1 cup chopped walnuts, 4 eggs, 2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder, 1 teaspoonful of vanilla, 1 teaspoonful each of cloves, cinnamon and spoon ground cloves. 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 tea nutmeg. Cream butter and sugar and yolks of the eggs, add the milk, the mashed potato (hot), spice and chocolate; sift the baking powder into the flour and beat the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth, stir the flour into the batter, and lastly beat in the whites of the eggs; the nuts are added the last thing before putting into the oven. This makes a large cake, enough for a small loaf and a layer cake, or one big loaf cake. Good.
Half cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 4 cups flour, 1 cup sour milk, 4 eggs, 1 even teaspoon soda. Add spice and fruit if wanted. Rind and juice of 1 lemon. Bake in loaf. Half of receipt makes a nice loaf.
Eight yolks of eggs. 1 cup granulated sugar. 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup milk. 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder. Cream butter and sugar. Beat yolks to stiff froth and stir thoroughly, put in milk then flour, stir hard.
Scant 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 3 egg yolks. 3 tablespoons sour milk, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon soda (measured after sifting), 3/4 cup blackberry jam, well beaten whites of 2 eggs. Cream the butter, add the sugar, then beat in the yolks of the eggs; add the sour milk, the sifted dry ingredients and the jam. Beat well and the very last thing fold in the whites of the eggs. Bake in a moderate oven in 3 small, well greased layer cake pans for about ten minutes. Put the layers together with cooked icing made as follows: Boil 1 cup sugar with 1/4 cup water until it threads; then gradually pour the syrup upon the remaining white of the eggs, well beaten; while adding the syrup to the egg beat constantly. Flavor. This cake may be baked in a sheet and served as a pudding with a sauce.
Mrs. E. D. Draper.
Three eggs, 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon baking powder. Bake in large shallow pan, spread with jelly, roll. .
Mrs. F. S. Williams.
Seven eggs, l1/2 cups granulated sugar, l1/2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon cream tartar. Beat yolks thoroughly; beat whites about half, add 1/2 teaspoon cream tartar and beat very stiff. Stir yolks, sugar, flour, add whites last. Sift sugar and flour 5 times.
Beat whites of 4 eggs in cake bowl, beat yolks in another bowl. Beat 1 cup granulated sugar with yolks, add to beaten whites and beat again. Add another small cup sugar, beat well; add to this 2 cups sifted flour, level teaspoon baking powder, 3/4 cup boiling water, good pinch of salt, flavor to taste. Bake in medium oven in flat pan.
Mrs. S. J. Chapman.
Two cups granulated sugar, 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup water, 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder, 4 eggs, juice of I orange. Beat yolks and whites separately. Mix sugar and beaten yolks together, sift flour and baking powder together several times. Add water and orange juice to eggs and sugar, then the whites and lastly flour, which must be folded in, not beaten.
Mrs. W. T. Hook.
One cup pulverized sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup milk, 3 whites of eggs beaten stiff, 1 1/2 cups of flour, 2 tea-spoons baking powder.
Two cups of granulated sugar, 3/4 cup of butter, 3 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 cup cornstarch, 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder.