Recipe: Nut Cake

Six eggs, one large cup of sugar, one-half cup butter, one-half cup sweet milk, one pound of English walnuts rolled fine, one tablespoon of baking powder, and flour to thicken. Flavor with extract of strawberry, and bake in a flat pan.

COOKED FROSTING — The whites of three eggs beaten stiff, and one cup of granulated sugar. Put sugar in a pan and cover with water, let it cook until it will hair from the end of a fork. Stir the beaten eggs with this until perfectly cold; it will then be thick enough to spread on CAKE. — Mrs. W. L. Scott.

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