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CAKES. 297

ever of the above flavorings may be preferred; pour the cake into a buttered mold or tin and bake it in a moderate oven from one to one and a half hours. This is a genuine Scotch recipe.


White Part. Whites of four eggs, one cup of white sugar, half a cup of- butter, half a cup of sweet milk, two .teaspoonfuls of baking powder, one teaspoonf ul of vanilla or lemon and two and a half cups of sifted flour.

Dark Part. Yolks of four eggs, one cup of brown sugar, half a cup of cooking molasses, half a cup of butter, half a cup of sour milk, one teaspoonful of ground cloves, one teaspoonful of cinnamon, one tea-, spoonful of mace, one nutmeg grated, one teaspoonful of soda, the soda to be dissolved in a little milk -and added after part of the flour is stirred in, one and a half cups of sifted flour.

Drop a spoonful of each kind in a well-buttered cake-dish, first the light part, then the dark, alternately. Try to drop it so that the cake shall be well-streaked through, so that it has the appearance of marble.


Two CUPS of butter, three cups of sugar, two small cups of milk, seven cups of sifted flour ; four eggs, the whites and yolks separately beaten ; one teacupful of seeded raisins, one teacupf ul of well- washed and dried currants, one teacupful of sliced citron, one tablespoonful of powdered cinnamon, one teaspoonful of mace, one teaspoonful of soda and one teacupful of home-made yeast.

Take part of the butter and warm it with the milk ; stir in part of the flour and the yeast and let it rise ; then add the other ingredients with a wine-glass of wine or brandy. Turn all into well-buttered cake- tins and let rise again. Bake slowly in a moderate oven for two hours.


THE whites of seven eggs, two cups of sugar, two-thirds of a cup of butter, one cup of milk and three of flour and three teaspoonfuls of baking powder. The chocolate part of the cake is made just the same, only use the yolks of the eggs with a cup of grated chocolate stirred into it, Bake it in layers the layers being light and dark ; then spread

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