Recipe: Old-Fashioned Pork Cake

  • ½ pound fat salt pork ¼ pound citron shredded
  • 1 cup boiling water 1 nutmeg grated
  • 1 cup molasses 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 2 eggs beaten ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ pound raisins 1 teaspoon soda
  • ½ pound currants 4 cups flour

Put pork through meat chopper, using finest cutter; add boiling water and let stand fifteen minutes; add molasses, sugar, eggs, and fruit, and mix well; add dry ingredients, which have been sifted together; beat well;[Pg 176] pour into two deep greased and paper-lined pans; and bake in a slow oven two hours. This CAKE keeps well if stored in a covered stone crock. It may be reheated in the top of double boiler, and served hot with PUDDING Sauce.

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