Honey cake recipe from Dorothy Gish (1915)

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Dorothy Gish - Photoplay

Dorothy Gish - Photoplay

Honey cake

by Dorothy Gish

I like cake if it’s nice and sweet; the sweeter the better, and I really like it best when I make it myself.

One of my favorite recipes is for honey cake. This is what I put into it:

One half breakfast cupful of sugar; breakfast cupful of rich sour cream; 2 cupfuls of flour; 1/2 teaspoonful of carbonate of soda and honey to taste. (I usually taste it while making it.)

Mix the sugar and cream together. Rub in the flour with as much honey as will flavor the mixture nicely. Be sure to stir it well so that all the ingredients are mixed properly. Then, add the carbonate of soda and beat the cake well for another five minutes. Put it into a buttered tin and bake it about one-half to three-quarters of an hour. Honey cake should be eaten warm.


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2 Responses

  1. The photograph is of Lillian Gish, not Dorothy Gish. Poor Dorothy — overshadowed in life by her sister and even now fails to get her own picture on her receipt.

    Aside from that, thank you for this feature. It is quite fun to see that such promotions for silent actresses were used.

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