Plain New England cake (1900)
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Miss Wanda Brastow, San Francisco
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • butter the size of an egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  1. Melt the butter and stir into a little of the milk. Beat this into the sugar.
  2. Beat the three yolks with the white of only one of the eggs and mix into the rest of the milk. Then add to sugar and butter.
  3. Sift baking powder into flour and add last. Beat well, flavor with vanilla.
  4. Bake in long biscuit pan and [when done] cover the top with the following frosting:
  5. Frosting: Stir one-half cup milk into two cups sugar. Boil for two or three minutes without stirring. Remove from fire, add vanilla and beat to a cream. Spread thick over the cake.


About this story

Source publication: The San Francisco Call

Source publication date: December 16, 1900

Notes: Society Girls Preparing Christmas Dinner

Filed under: 1900s, Dessert recipes

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