Friday, March 25, 2011

Spice Cake, Circa 1937

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From my well-worn copy of the Herald tribune Home Institute Cook Book, 1937.

The cake is nice, but somewhat heavy. This would have been positively luxe in 1937 as it calls for three eggs, a cup of milk, and a cup of sugar. I did go ahead and use butter rather than shortening, but otherwise I followed the recipe. I might cut the amount of clove next time-it was a little like eating a pomador.
Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

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