Loaf Cake

Three cups bread dough, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup butter, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 lb. raisins, teaspoon soda. Spice to taste.

Marble Cake


One cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 4 cups flour, 1 cup sweet milk, whites of 7 eggs, 3 teaspoons baking powder.


One cup molasses, 1 cup butter, 1 cup sweet milk, 2 cups dark brown sugar, 5 cups flour, 2 tablespoons cinnamon, 2 of allspice, 1 of cloves, 1 of nutmeg, 3 teaspoons baking powder. This will fill a six-quart pan. Put a layer of the white and add the dark and white according to fancy.

Ox Eyes

Two cups of sugar, 2 cups of butter, 3 1/2 cups of flour, 6 eggs, 1 teaspoon soda, nutmeg. Drop on buttered paper and put a raisin in the center of each cake.

Orange Cake

Two coffee cups of sugar, 2 coffee cups of flour, 1/2 cup of water, grated peel and juice of 1 orange, 5 eggs, 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Stir beaten yolks thoroughly with warmed sugar, add water with the grated rind and juice of the orange mingled, mix in well 1/2 the flour, then 1/2 the whites beaten stiff, then very lightly, the rest of the flour, and whites of the eggs.


Dissolve § of a sheet of isinglass in 1/3 of a teacup of boiling water, strain, add grated peel and juice of 1 orange. Add nough powdered sugar to make it thick as icing. Some use instead, a plain white frosting, flavored with orange juice.

Pine Apple Cake

Make by recipe for Angel's Food and bake in layers.


Buy grated pine-apple, press all the juice out in hair sieve, add 2 or 3 tablespoons of icing.

Pound Cake

One and one-half cups of sugar, 1 cup of butter, 1/4 cup of milk, 2 cups of flour, 4 eggs, 2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Add fruit and citron, if you like.

Pound Cake

One pound of sugar, 1 pound of flour, 3/4 of a pound of butter, 8 eggs, nutmeg. Rub butter and sugar together till very light, add yolks of eggs, spice, and part of flour, then the beaten whites, and remainder of flour. Beat well together.


One pint of milk, 1 teacup of butter, 2 1/2 cups of sugar, 4 eggs, yeast. Make the milk into a sponge.

Rose Cakes

One cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 5 eggs, leaving out 1/2 the whites, 1 gill of rose water, a little flour. roll in sugar.

Sunshine Cake

Take a handful of industry, mix it thoroughly with family love, season well with good nature and mutual forbearance. Gradually stir in smiles, jokes, and laughter, to make it light; take care these ingredients do not run over, or it will make a cloud instead of what you wish. Follow this recipe carefully, and you will have an excellent supply of sunshine, warranted to keep in all weather.

Mrs. De Steiguer's Cake

One cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 5 eggs, stirred in separately, 1 cup of corn starch, flour to make it right consistency, flavoring to taste.

Mrs. Vinton's Cake. 1835

One pound of flour, 3/4 pound sugar, 1/2 pound of butter, 6 eggs, 1 cup sour Cream, 1 nutmeg, 1 teaspoonful soda, 2 teaspoonfuls cream tartar. To be baked quick in tin shapes. Raisins if you choose.

Washington Cake

One pound sugar, 1 pound flour, 3/4 pound butter, 6 eggs, 1 pint rich milk, 1 teaspoon soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.