White Cake

2 hours.


  • Butter, ½ lbs.
  • sugar, ½ lbs.
  • eggs, 8
  • mace, ½ teaspoonful
  • brandy 1 wineglassful
  • flour, 1 lbs.
  • candied-peel, 2 oz.:
  • currants, lbs.:


Beat half a pound of fresh butter to a cream, add to it an equal weight of dried and sifted sugar, the yolks and whites of eight eggs, separately whisked, two ounces of candied orange-peel, half a teaspoonful of mace, a glass of brandy, one pound of flour strewed in by degrees, and last of all a pound and a quarter of currants. Directly it is mixed send the cake to a well-heated oven, and bake it for two hours. four ounces of pounded almonds are sometimes added to it.