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CAKES. 305

When making custard filling for Layer Cake always set the dish containing the custard in another dish of boiling water over the fire ; this prevents its burning, which would destroy its flavor.


ALMOST any soft cake recipe can be used for jelly cake. The fol- lowing is excellent: One cup of sugar, half a cup of butter, three eggs, half a cup of sweet milk, two cups of flour, two heaping tea- spoonfuls of baking powder, flavoring.

For white, delicate cake the rule for " Silver Cake" is fine; care should be taken, however, that the oven is just right for this cake, as it browns very easily. To be baked in jelly-cake tins in layers, with filling put between when done.


CKEAM together two cups of sugar and half a cup of butter; add half a cup of sweet milk in which is dissolved half a teaspoonful of soda. Beat the whites of six eggs to a stiff froth and add to the mixture. Have one heaping teaspoonful of cream of tartar stirred thoroughly into three cups of sifted flour and add quickly. Bake in a moderate oven in layers like jelly cake, and, when done, spread cus- tard between.

For the Custard. Take two cups of sweet milk, put it into a clean suitable dish, set it in a dish of boiling water on the range or stove. "When the milk comes to a boil add two tablespoonfuls of cornstarch or flour stirred into half a cup of sugar, adding the yolks of four eggs and a little cold milk. Stir this into the boiling milk and when cooked thick enough set aside to cool; afterwards add the flavoring, either vanilla or lemon. It is best to make the custard first, before making the cake part.


Two CUPS of fine white sugar creamed with half a cup of butter, three eggs, two-thirds of a cup of sweet milk, three cups of sifted flour, one heaping teaspoonful of baking powder sifted through the flour ; a tablespoonf ul (level) of powdered mace, a coffeecup of hick- ory nut .or walnut meats chopped a little. Fill the cake-pans with a layer of the cake, then a layer of raisins upon that, then strew over

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