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The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Published 1896

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  • ½ cup butter.
  • 2 cups sugar.
  • Yolks 4 eggs.
  • 1 cup milk.
  • cups flour.
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder.
  • Whites 4 eggs.
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon.
  • ¼ teaspoon mace.
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg.
  • cup raisins seeded and cut in pieces.
  • cup figs finely chopped.
  • 1 tablespoon molasses.


    Mix first seven ingredients in order given. Bake two-thirds of the mixture in two layer cake pans. To the remainder add spices, fruit, and molasses, and bake in a layer cake pan. Put layers together with jelly (apple usually being preferred as it has less flavor), having the dark layer in the centre.