Plain Cake

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The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon spice, or
  • ½ teaspoon flavoring
  • ½ cup milk


Mix and sift flour, baking powder and spices as directed. Cream, butter and sugar, add the beaten yolks, then the flour and milk alternately, the flavoring and beaten whites last. Beat well and bake twenty to thirty minutes. Two ounces of melted chocolate may be used, added after the yolks of eggs, or two tablespoons of cocoa mixed with the flour. Raisins quartered and seeded, and sprinkled with flour, may be added just before baking.