Honey Drop Cake

This recipe is called Honey Drop Cake, but it really sounds like muffins or cupcakes. It appears to be baked in buttered tins. I’m not 100% sure though. I found the exact recipe at another site and it was dated 1915. It came either from a book called Honey and its Uses in the Home, … Continue reading

Walnut Torte

Another damaged page, and the pencil is fading and difficult to read. The walnut torte could be from Ukraine or Hungary, USA or Austria. They are typically layered, 3-6 layers, separated with whipped cream or flavored whipped cream (like mocha). The topping should be light and lovely, and depending on your preference can dribble over … Continue reading

Poppy Seed Cake with Filling and Frosting

This is a bit of a wreck. At first I thought it was parts of different recipes, but it really seems to go together on the page. But, the last instruction is to top with chopped peanuts, and that just doesn’t seem like a topping for poppy seed cake. Tastes change, I guess. My notes … Continue reading

Dates Cake

Perhaps a cake for your dates? I think that’s just a mistake, but she called it Dates Cake so I will too! I will cobble together a method under the ingredients. Keep in mind this has no oven temperature or cook time, so it’s just a guess. Dates Cake 1 pkg dates 1 cup water … Continue reading

Sana torte

Maybe that says “sand” torte, I can’t quite be certain. There are lots of recipes for sand torte, but none for sana torte that I could find. What is a torte, you may ask? I wondered the same thing. In a nutshell, a torte is a fancy cake. As in, multiple layers, jam, icing, glazes, … Continue reading

Radio Prize Recipes

Before there was television, we had radio. Beginning in the 1920s, commercial radio programming became more available and radios were listed in department stores and catalogs as the latest “must have” appliance. Starting at around $60, a household could have a radio that would last them for many years. Keep in mind, $60 in 1920 … Continue reading

Cake

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 … Continue reading