Recipe: Date Cake

  • 1/3 cup melted shortening 1¾ cups flour
  • 1¼ cups brown sugar 3½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg unbeaten ½ teaspoon mace
  • ½ cup milk 1 cup dates stoned and chopped

Mix in order given, and beat vigorously for three or four minutes; bake in two layer-CAKE pans in a moderate oven for twenty-five minutes; when partly cool spread with tart jelly, and sprinkle top layer with powdered sugar.

Better Meals for Less Money, by Mary Green (Year 1909)