Aunt Kate's Pork Cake

One pound pork chopped fine. Add to it three cups boiling water, two cups molasses, three cups sugar, one tablespoon saleratus, one nutmeg, cloves, two pounds raisins or currants.

Hickory Nut Cake

One cup sugar, one cup milk, two cups flour, two tablespoons baking powder (Cleveland's), two eggs, one tablespoon butter, one cup hickory nut meats, pinch of salt, flavor to taste.

Chocolate Cake

One cup sugar, two eggs, one-third cup butter, one-half cup milk, one teaspoonful Cleveland baking powder, one and one-half cups flour.

For Filling

One scant cup of milk, one egg, two table-spoonfuls melted chocolate, two tablespoonfuls butter, one-half cup sugar.

Frosting For Cake

Reserve part of the white of the egg for the frosting, thicken with sugar, add one table-spoonful melted chocolate. Mrs. Stanley.

Angel Cake

The whites of nine large eggs, one and one-fourth cups of granulated sugar, one cup of flour, one-half teaspoonful of cream tartar, a pinch of LeRoy salt. Separate whites of eggs and add salt and cream tartar and beat until very stiff, stir in sugar thoroughly and flour very lightly, flavor to taste. Put in moderate oven at once. Bake from forty to sixty minutes. Invert pan to cool when cake is done. not grease tins. Mrs. Bunn.

Handsome Bronzes, Hall Lamps, etc, at Miner's.

Sunshine Cake

The whites of eleven eggs and yolks of six, one and one-half cups granulated sugar, measured after sifting, one cup flour measured after sifting, one teaspoonful cream tartar, one teaspoonful of orange extract. Beat the whites to a stiff froth and gradually beat in the sugar. Beat the yolks in a similar manner and add to them the whites, sugar and flavor, finally stir in the flour, mix quickly and well. Bake fifty minutes in a slow oven, using a pan like that for angel cake. Mrs. Bunn.


Two cups light brown sugar, two-thirds cup butter, two eggs, one and one-half cup currants, one teaspoonful soda, one teaspoonful cinnamon, one teaspoonful nutmeg, flour to roll out soft and thin. Bake quickly. Mrs. Heady.

Dried Apple Cake

One cup dried apples soaked over night, put them with a cup of molasses and simmer slowly till well cooked, when cold add one egg, one-half cup sugar, one-half cup butter, one-half cup milk, two and one-half cups flour, one teaspoonful soda, two teaspoonfuls cream tartar, spice to taste. Mrs. Heady.

Honey Cake (1864)

Two cups of honey, one cup of sugar, one large cup of butter, one-half cup of milk, one teaspoonful soda, two teaspoonfuls cream tartar. Mix pretty stiff. Mrs. Salisbury.

Snow Cake

Whites of six eggs beaten to a froth, one cup butter, two cups sugar, one cup sweet milk, two teaspoonfuls Cleveland baking powder mixed with two and on^-half cups flour. Flavor with almond extract. Louise Bunn.

* Note—When cake rises more in the centre than at the sides it is because it is put into too hot an oven or because too much flour has been used in the mixture.

Lemon Sponge Cake

One cup of sugar, three eggs, the whites beaten stiff, one cup of flour, two tablespoonfuls of cold water, one teaspoonful of baking powder and a small teaspoonful of extract of lemon. Bake a light brown.

Fruit Cake

One pound of flour, one pound of sugar, or one pint of molasses and a half pound of medium brown sugar, one pound of butter, three pounds of currants, three pounds of raisins, one-half pound of citron, eight eggs, one wine glass of brandy, one wine glass of milk, one tablespoonful of mace, a little cinnamon and nutmeg. Mrs. Lane Brooklyn.

Chocolate Cake

Whites of three eggs, two cups of sugar, one cup of sweet milk, one large tablespoonful of butter, two cups of flour, two heaping teaspoonfuls of baking powder.


One-qarter of a pound of Baker's chocolate, eight tablespoonfuls of sweet milk, the white of one egg beaten stiff, one and one-half cups of sugar and a little vanilla. Boil until it thickens.

Hickory Nut Cake

One cup of meats broken, one and one-half cups of sugar, one-half cup of butter, two cups of flour, three-fourths of a cup of milk, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder, whites of four eggs well beaten. Add the meats last. Mrs. Heady.

Nut Cake

Two cups of nuts, one cup of butter, one cup of sugar, one cup of milk, four eggs, two cups of flour and two tea-spoonfuls of baking powder. Add a little spice.

Federal Cake

One pound of sugar, one pound of flour, three-quarters of a pound of butter, one and one-half pounds of raisins, six eggs, one cup of sour cream, one teaspoonful of soda, one wine glass of brandy, and one grated nutmeg. Bake in a slow oven.

Citron Pound Cake

One pound of sugar, one pound of flour, one pound of butter, one pound of eggs, one-half of a nutmeg grated, one wine glass of brandy and a pound of citron. Mix well and bake one hour in a slow oven.