Lemon Cake: Old-fashioned recipe requires that you beat 6 eggs, the yolks & whites separately, till in a solid froth; add to the yolks the grated rind of a fine lemon & 6 oz. of sugar dried & sifted; beat this 1/4 hour; shake in six ounces of dried flour; then add the whites of eggs and juice of the lemon; when these are well beaten in, put it immediately into pans, and bake it about an hour in a moderately hot oven.
Gingerbread: Homemade gingerbread recipe requires that you grate the rinds of two or three lemons, and add the juice to a glass of brandy; then mix the grated lemon in one pound of flour, make a hole in the flour, pour in half a pound of treacle, half a pound of butter melted, the lemon-juice, and brandy, and mix all up together with half an ounce of ground ginger and 1/4 oz. Cayenne pepper.
Pound Cake recipe requires that you beat 1 lb. of butter to a cream and mix with it whites & yolks of 8 eggs beaten apart. Have ready 1 lb. of flour and the same of sifted sugar; mix them and a few cloves, a little nutmeg & cinnamon, in fine powder together; then by degrees work the dry ingredients into butter & eggs. When well beaten add a glass of wine & some caraways. It must be beaten a full hour. Butter a pan and bake 1 hour.
Queen Cake: This cake recipe requires that you mix one pound of dried flour, the same of sifted sugar and of washed currants; wash one pound of butter in rose water, beat it well, then mix with it eight eggs, yolks and whites beaten separately, put in the dry ingredients by degrees; beat the whole an hour; butter little tins, teacups, or saucers, filling them only half full; sift a little fine sugar over just as you put them into the oven.
Best Chocolate Cake Recipe: Do you know how to make the best chocolate cake ever? Here is one of the best chocolate cake recipes from scratch that is rich, delicate in flavor and not overly sweet. The secret in securing the rich, yet delicate flavor and the even texture of this perfect chocolate cake lies in the selection of the best materials
Homemade Seed Cake Recipe: Old-fashioned cake recipe requires that you beat 1 lb of butter to a cream gradually adding 1/4 lb. sifted sugar, beating both together. Have ready yolks of 18 eggs and whites of 10, beaten separately. Mix in the whites first and then the yolks, and beat the whole for 10 minutes. Add 2 grated nutmegs, 1-1/2 lb. flour and mix very gradually with other ingredients. When oven is ready, beat in 3 oz. of caraway seeds.
There are four fundamental materials which form the corner stones of the edifice of cake baking— flour, butter, sugar & eggs. With these alone, used in different proportions, a countless variety of savory and delicious cake recipes can be attained.