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Easy-to-make Petits fours (1956)

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Petits fours recipe

This will be your favorite recipe for yellow cake

2 3/4 c sifted Kitchen Craft Flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
5/8 c butter or margarine
1 7/8 c sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/4 c buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla or lemon extract

Line bottom of shallow pan 10 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ with waxed paper, and grease sides. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Mix liquid and flavor; add alternately with dry ingredients, mixing well. Bake 30 min in a moderate oven (350 F). Invert cake; remove waxed paper. Cool. Cut triangles. Arrange on rack set in pan. Pour on icing; re-use dripped icing. Allow to set; decorate.

Yield: about 36

Icing: Sift 2 lbs confectioners’ sugar. Combine with 7/8 cup boiling water, 2 tsp corn syrup and 2 tsp vanilla. Add color.

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