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A Nice Plum Cake

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.

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Honey Cake Recipe

Honey cakeHoney Cake Recipe from 1873

Ingredients.— half breakfast-cupful of sugar, one breakfast-cupful of rich sour cream, two breakfast-cupfuls of flour, half a teaspoonful of carbonate of soda, honey to taste.

Method.—Mix the sugar and cream together; dredge in the flour, with as much honey as will flavour the mixture nicely; stir it well, that all the ingredients may be thoroughly mixed; add the carbonate of soda, and beat the cake well for another five minutes; put it into a battered tin, bake it from half to one hour, and let it be eaten warm.