Friday, September 21, 2018

Plantation Cinnamon Marble Cake (1935)

  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter or shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbspns molasses
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tspns baking powder
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn cinnamon
  • 1/2 tspn cloves
  • 1/2 tspn nutmeg
Sift flour once. After measuring, add baking powder and salt, and sift together 3 times. 

Cream the butter thoroughly, add the sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs. Then add the flour mixture alternately with the milk, a small amount at a time. Beat after each addition until smooth.

Divide the batter into 2 parts. To one part, add the spices and molasses. Drop by tablespoons into greased loaf pan, alternating between light and dark mixtures.  

Bake in moderate oven, 350 degrees, 1 hour, 15 minutes. Spread butter frosting on top and sides of cake.

More "Lost" Cinnamon Recipes
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Loaf Cake with Vanilla (1935)
Austrian Cinnamon Coffee Cake (1906)

(Origin - "The Southern Cook Book of Fine Old Recipes - 322 Old Dixie Recipes" by Lillie S. Lustig, Claire Sondheim, and Sarah Rensel, published by Culinary Arts Institute, 1935.)

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