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Apple Sauce Cake

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup apple sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

Cream the butter and sugar together. Sift the dry ingredients together, and add alternately with the apple sauce to the dry ingredients. Stir in the raisins dredged with a little of the flour saved out for this purpose. Bake in gem pans in a moderate oven about fifteen minutes.

Light Fruit Cake

1 cup sugar 1/3 cup butter 2 1/2 cups flour 1 cup milk

1 cup raisins

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon soda

4 teaspoons baking powder

Cream the butter and sugar together. Sift the flour, soda, cinnamon and cloves together, reserving a little of the flour with which to dredge the raisins. Add the milk and dry ingredients alternately to the butter and sugar. Stir in the raisins, and bake in a muffin pan or as a loaf in an oblong pan.

Almond Cake

4 ounces of ground almonds

4 ounces of butter

4 ounces of Albene or oil

6 ounces of flour 1 ounce of citron 1 teaspoon of baking powder

3 ounces of sugar

Beat the butter and Albene to a cream, and add the sugar and flour, a little at a time, so that they may be well mixed; then add the almonds and thinly sliced citron and mix them well together. Put into a well-buttered cake-tin, and bake for three-quarters of an hour.

Almond And Honey Cakes

1 pound of flour

1 pound of honey

6 ounces of ground almonds

1 teaspoon of powdered cloves 1 1/2 teaspoons carbonate of soda 3 ounces of butter

Put the honey and butter on the fire, and let it boil. Mix the flour, cloves and almonds together, and pour the boiling mixture on them. Mix the carbonate of soda in a little cold milk, and add last. Mix all well together, and let stand for five or six hours; then roll out into one inch thick rounds or squares, put a few almonds on the top, and bake till a golden brown - about fifteen minutes.

Yorkshire Cake

2 ounces of flour

2 ounces of butter

2 ounces of ground rice

2 ounces of sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

Very little milk

Mix the butter and flour well together with the rice and sugar, add the baking powder, and just sufficient milk to moisten; mix well together. Spread on two buttered plates, and bake ten minutes. When done, spread jam over one, place the other on the top, and sprinkle with sugar. A layer cake is made in this way, with about three layers of cake, and jam or jelly in between, and icing sprinkled with halved walnuts on the top.

Roxbury Cakes

3 1/2 cups pastry flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup molasses


1/2 cup English walnut meats

3/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup milk 1 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon soda

Cream the butter, add the sugar gradually, then the molasses and milk. Mix, and sift the dry ingredients, and add to the first mixture. Add lastly the raisins chopped fine, and bake in gem pans. This should make about twenty small cakes. Ice with chocolate icing, putting just a little of the icing in the center of each cake, and an English walnut meat pressed down upon that.

Cheese Cakes

1 quart of milk


1 ounce of sugar

A speck of nutmeg 1 1/2 ounces of butter 1 ounce of dried currants or small raisins

Warm the milk, and add the rennet, using the amount prescribed on the package. Let the milk stand until the curd forms; then break up the curd, and strain off the whey. Add the other ingredients to the curd; line patty tins with pastry; fill them with the mixture, and bake.

Cheese Gingerbread No. 1

1 cup of molasses 4 ounces of cheese 1 teaspoon of soda

2 cups of flour

2 teaspoons of ginger

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup of water

Heat the molasses and cheese in a double boiler until the cheese is melted. Add the soda, and stir vigorously. Mix, and sift dry ingredients, and add them to the molasses and cheese alternately with the water. Bake fifteen minutes in small buttered tins. It may be baked in a large pan but must be broken when cooked, not cut.

Cheese Gingerbread No. 2

1/2 cup of molasses 1/2 cup of sugar 4 ounces of cheese 2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon of soda

2 teaspoons ginger 1/2 teaspoon of salt 3/4 cup of water

Rub the cheese and sugar together. Add the molasses. Mix, and sift the dry ingredients, and add them to the cheese mixture alternately with the water.

Almond Biscuits

2 ounces of almonds 2 ounces flour

1/2 ounce sugar

1 tablespoon of milk

Blanch the almonds, and put them through a nut mill twice; mix well with the sugar and flour. Add the milk, and mix all thoroughly together. Roll out fairly thin, cut into small rounds and bake in a quick oven for ten to fifteen minutes.