Mocha Cake Recipe from 1909.
Required.—Two eggs, two ounces of fine flour, one teaspoonful of baking-powder, three ounces of butter, seven ounces of icing sugar, strong coffee to taste.
Method.—Beat the yolks of the eggs with castor sugar, add flour by degrees in which baking-powder is mixed, beat whites of eggs to a stiff froth, and add to cake last. Butter two small tins of the same size—round ones are best—and divide the mixture equally between them, and bake in a quick oven for a quarter of an hour. When cold spread each cake with coffee icing, and lay together; then ice the outside evenly.
Icing.—Stir three ounces of butter to a cream with seven ounces of icing sugar, and when it is fit to spread, add a few drops of very strong coffee.
Fudge Recipe from 1916.
One pound of Demerara sugar, a little more than a gill which is (a quarter of a pint of milk) one ounce of butter, two ounces of unsweetened chocolate, a teaspoonful of vanilla. Boil all together except the vanilla for fifteen minutes, then remove from the fire,Add vanilla, and beat until it begins to crystallise. Pour into a shallow buttered tin. When cool cut into small squares.
Vanilla Cakes without Eggs Recipe from 1916.
Take three ounces of butter and three ounces of castor sugar, beat to a cream, add half a gill of fresh milk and a few drops of vanilla; then take six ounces of flour and a teaspoonful of baking-powder, mix together, then put the mixture into small tins, and bake in a moderate oven for fifteen minutes.
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.
This Almond Cake Recipe is from the Mrs Beaton 1887 Household management book.She has some great recipes in it, and lots of household tips on how to run a home in Victorian Britain 1887. I will be concentrating on the recipes from this book in my next posts. I hope you all enjoy them.
Almond Cake Recipe 1865
Ingredients–half a pound of sweet almonds, 1 oz of bitter almonds, 6 eggs, 8 tablespoonfuls of sifted sugar, 5 tablespoonfuls of fine flour, the grated rind of 1 lemon, 3 oz of butter.
Method—–Blanch and pound the almonds to a paste; separate the whites from the yolks of the eggs; beat the later, and add to the almonds. Stir in the sugar, flour, and lemon -rind; add the butter, which should be beaten to a cream; and when all these ingredients are well mixed, put in the whites of the eggs, which should be whisked to a stiff froth. Butter a cake mould, put in the mixture, and bake in a good oven from 1 to 2 hours.
Walnut Cream Cake Recipe from 1916
Beat a quarter of butter to a cream with a quarter of a pound of castor sugar, add half a pound of flour, a pinch of salt, a teaspoonful of baking-powder, and a quarter of a pound of shelled and chopped walnuts. Beat into this two eggs and the white of one (well whisked, and two tablespoonfuls of milk. Turn into a greased tin, and bake in a moderate oven for about half an hour until quite cooked.
Leave till cold, then ice with walnut cream icing. For this
make four ounces of icing sugar to a paste with two ounces of roughly chopped walnuts and the white of an egg.
BUTTERCUP CAKE RECIPE 1909 EDWARDIAN
Ingredients.–Eight ounces of flour, one tablespoonful of cornflour, one teaspoonful of baking-powder, one egg, three tablespoonfuls of milk, one orange, three ounces of butter, six ounces of sugar.
Method-Mix flour, cornflour, baking-powder, and castor sugar together, then add the chopped rind of one orange, and rest of same, after removing the pips. Beat well together, then add a well-beaten egg, and lastly the milk. Bake in small patty-tins or shallow dish for about an hour. The oven should be fairly hot, and the tins well-buttered. The cakes can be iced over by heating the white of an egg with plenty of icing sugar and a little orange-juice.