Four teacups of flour (or less), 3/4 teacups of butter, 3 teacups of sugar, 5 eggs, 1 teacup sour Cream, cinnamon, nutmeg. Bake in small pans. When partly baked sprinkle over several raisins and sifted sugar. Daphne always tried baking 1 or 2 cakes to tell the amount of flour needed, and seldom used quite 4 cups.
Boil 1 cup butter in 1 pint of water, while boiling stir in 3 cups of flour, then take from the fire and stir in gradually 10 eggs till quite smooth. Do not beat them. Add 1/2 teaspoonful soda and drop on tin sheets the size you want them. Bake a half hour.
Boil 1 pint rich milk and stir into it while boiling 5 eggs, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup flour beaten together. Flavor to suit the taste. When cool remove the top of the cake and lay in some of the mixture.
One teacup pulverized sugar, 3 eggs, 2 tablespoonsful cold water and put all together in a dish and beat light, 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 tablespoons baking powder. Bake in 2 jelly cake pans. Split each cake and turn the cut side up, except the top one which must be sprinkled with fine sugar.
One-half pint sweet milk, 1 tablespoonful common starch, 1 egg, all mixed and boiled till stiff as mush, then take from the fire and add 1/2 teacup sugar, 1 tablespoonful butter and 1 tablespoonful vanilla extract. Spread between the cakes.
One cup of sugar, 1 1/2 cups of flour, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoonful of Cream of tartar, 1/2 teaspoonful soda. Bake in 3 layers.
One pint of milk, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoonsful of flour, 1 tablespoonful of corn starch, 1 cup of sugar.