Nothing like keeping it simple! This is a very basic recipe for a vanilla white cake. The penmanship is much nicer than some of the entries, and I wonder if this is a recipe written early in our collector’s lifetime. Maybe even when she took her classes in cooking. It is interesting that the filling is a lot like cornstarch pudding.


4 eggs – beat light

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup hot milk – 2 level tablespoons butter in milk



2 cups brown sugar

5 tablespoons water

Boil 5 minutes only, add a lump of butter and vanilla. Beat until cold.


2/3 cup water

2/3 cup sugar

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon corn starch. Boil until thick.

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