Election Cake

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter.
  • 1 cup bread dough.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar.
  • ½ cup sour milk.
  • cup raisins seeded and cut in pieces.
  • 8 finely chopped figs.
  • 1⅓ cups flour.
  • ½ teaspoon soda.
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • ¼ teaspoon clove.
  • ¼ teaspoon mace.
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg.
  • 1 teaspoon salt.

Method

Work butter into dough, using the hand. Add egg well beaten, sugar, milk, fruit dredged with two tablespoons flour, and flour mixed and sifted with remaining ingredients. Put into a well-buttered bread pan, cover, and let rise one and one-fourth hours. Bake one hour in a slow oven. Cover with Boiled Milk Frosting.