Recipe: Banana Cake

Two cups sugar, one cup butter, one cup sweet milk, three cups flour, yolks of five eggs, whites of three, two teaspoons baking powder. Bake in layers.

FILLING. — Whites of two eggs, one-half pound powdered sugar; spread each layer with the ICING. Cut banana thin with silver knife and spread thick over ICING. Strawberries may be used the same way. — Mrs. Werner.

Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats, by Miss Leslie (Year 1832)