Golden Layer Cake

A lovely and simple recipe for a golden layer cake. Notice that all of the ingredients are white, except the eggs. The use of shortening in place of butter helps to preserve the lovely, pale color of the cake. If you used egg whites only, you could produce a lovely white cake. Where there is … Continue reading

Almond and sprinkle Cake

From Mrs E Marquardt of Wauwatosa, today we have Almond and Sprinklet Cake. Google and I both don’t know exactly what a “sprinklet” was. I wonder if it is an older name for sprinkles? There is a Norwegian word or place called “sprinklet” but even that is difficult to identify because it shows a big … 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

Orange Blossom Cake

Our patroness – Irene Bartz, who attended the Girl’s Trade School in 1938 or so – was a prodigious recipe collector. I spent a couple days scanning the entire book due to its increasing fragility. Each time I handled it, another piece seemed to fall off. So, I made the decision to scan everything and … Continue reading

Jelly Roll

Here’s another scan that has a bonus recipe. Jelly Roll seemed awfully short so I thought it included the information below it, which is in fact a recipe for a Graham Torte. A jelly roll is also known as a Swiss roll cake – the beautiful spiral rolled cakes that feature so prominently on the … Continue reading

Heavenly Food Cake

I have heard Angel Food Cake called the opposite of Devil’s Food Cake – one is light and airy, the other dark and rich – but I have never heard of Heavenly Food Cake. Google thinks this should be a recipe for Angel Cake, so I’m guessing this is a new one for most of … Continue reading

Frosted Loaf Cake

You had me at cake. This is a fairly straight forward cake that is made in what we think of today as a bread pan (or meatloaf pan). In the days of home bread making, kitchens had numerous types and shapes of pans. Long skinny ones, jelly roll pans, spring pans, bundt pans, multiple loaf … Continue reading