Thursday, February 15, 2018

White House Jelly Cake (1887)

"One and one-half cups sugar, two eggs, one-half cup butter, three-fourths cup milk, two heaping cups flour with one teaspoonful cream tartar, one-half teaspoonful of soda, dissolved in milk.

"Put half the above mixture in a small shallow baking tin, and to the remainder add one teaspoonful molasses, one-half cup raisins (chopped) or currants, one-half teaspoonful cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and a little nutmeg, and one tablespoonful flour. Bake this in the same kind of baking tin. 

"Put cake sheets together while warm, with jelly between."

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

More "Lost" White House Desserts
White House Peach Fritters (1887)

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