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Mocha Cake Recipe

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.

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Walnut Cream Cake Recipe

Walnut cakeWalnut 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


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.

French Apple Tart from 1909 Cook Book

French Apple Tart.

Stew a pound of apples with sugar and a little lemon peel. When cold, place it in a pretty fancy dish, and pour custard over. Cover with thin slices of sponge cake, pour a little liquid butter over, and bake till lightly browned. Serve hot or cold. To make the custard, stir two teaspoonfuls of flour into a paste with cold milk; add a well beaten egg. Stir till thick, but do not let it boil or it may burn.