Wednesday, May 17, 2017

White House Sweet Strawberry Cake (1887)

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cupful of sugar
  • 2 cupsful of flour
  • 1 tbspn of butter
  • 1 tspn of baking powder
  • 3 pints of strawberries
"Beat the butter and sugar together, and add the eggs well beaten.  Stir in the flour and baking powder well sifted together.  Bake in deep tin plate. This quantity will fill four plates.

"With three pints of strawberries, mix a cupful of sugar, and mash them a little.  Spread the fruit between the layers of cake.  

"The top layer of strawberries may be covered with a meringue made with the white of an egg and a tablespoonful of powdered sugar.

"Save out the largest strawberries, and arrange them around in circles on the top of the cake.  Makes a very fancy dish, as well as a delicious cake.  The cake may also be topped with white frosting."

(Origin - "The Original White House Cook Book" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette and Hugo Ziemann, 1887.)

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