Recipe: California Prune Cake

  • One cup of sugar,
  • Six tablespoons of shortening.
  • Cream well until light and creamy and then add
  • Yolks of two EGGS,
  • One cup of water,
  • Two and three-quarters cups of flour,
  • Two level tablespoons of baking powder,
  • One level tablespoon of mace.

Beat to thoroughly blend and then fold in the stiffly beaten whites of the two EGGS. Now line a cake pan with greased paper and pour in a layer of the cake batter. Spread evenly. Now spread a layer of finely chopped nuts and then a layer of well-drained and cooked prunes that have been chopped fine. Cover with a layer of the cake batter and then repeat this until the pan, is three-quarters full. Then dust the top of the cake lightly with sugar. Place in a moderate oven and bake for one hour. Cool, and then ice with icing made of

  • Three-quarters cup of XXXX sugar,
  • One tablespoon of lemon juice,

and sufficient boiling water to moisten. Then spread on the cake.

Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (Year 1918)
by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss