Madame John’s Cake

Gateau de M’me. Jean

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


Appears in

The Picayune's Creole Cook Book

By The Times Picayune Publishing Company

Published 1901

  • About


  • 2 Cupfuls of Sugar
  • ½ Cupful of Butter
  • A Teaspoonful of Baking Powder
  • The Whites of 16 Eggs, Whipped to a Stiff Froth
  • 4 Cupfuls of Sifted Flour
  • The Juice of an Orange, or a Tablespoonful of Orange Extract


Cream the sugar and the butter together till very light. Then add the whites of the eggs, beaten to a stiff snow, after which stir in gradually the flour and one teaspoonful of baking powder. Flavor with the juice of one Orange, or with a tablespoonful of Orange Extract, and bake for from thirty to forty-five minutes in a quick oven. Use the broom wisp test.