To make a Butter Cake

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The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy

By Hannah Glasse

Published 1747

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Take a Dish of Butter, and beat it like Cream with your Hands, two Pounds of fine Sugar well beat, three Pounds of Flour well dried, mix them in with the Butter, twenty-four Eggs, leave out half the Whites, then beat all together an Hour. Just as you are going to put it into the Oven, put in a quarter of an Ounce of Mace, a Nutmeg beat, a little Sack or Brandy, and Seeds or Currans, just as you please.