Friday, March 2, 2018

White House Golden Spice Cake (1887)

  • The yolks of 7 eggs 
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 cupfuls of brown sugar
  • 1 cupful of molasses
  • 1 cupful of butter
  • 1 large coffee-cupful of sour milk
  • 1 teaspoonful of soda
  • 5 cupfuls of flour
  • 1 teaspoonful of ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoonfuls of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoonful of ginger
  • 1 teaspoonful of nutmeg
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper.
"Beat eggs, sugar, and butter to a light batter before putting in the molasses. Then add molasses, flour, soda, spices, and sour milk. 

"Beat it well together, and bake in a moderate oven. If fruit is added, take 2 cupfuls of raisins, flour them well, and put them last in the batter.

"This cake can be made to advantage when you have the yolks of eggs left, after having used the whites in making white cake."

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

More "Lost" Pre-1900 Sweets
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