A Nice Plum Cake Recipe from 1885.
Ingredients—-One pound of flour,quarter of a pound of butter, half a pound of sugar, half a pound of plumbs or currants, two ounces of candied lemon peel, half a pint of milk, one teaspoonful of carbonate of soda.
Method.—Put the flour into a basin with the sugar, currants, and sliced peal; beat the butter to a cream, and mix all these ingredients together with milk. Stir the carbonate of soda into two tablespoonfuls of milk; add it to
the dough, and beat well, until everything is thoroughly mixed. Put the dough into a buttered dish, and bake the cake from one and a half hours to two hours.