Recipe: Peach Cake

Place in a mixing bowl

  • Three-quarters cup of sugar,
  • One egg,
  • Four tablespoons of shortening,
  • Two cups of flour,
  • Four level tablespoons of baking powder,
  • Three-quarters cup of water.

Beat just enough to mix and then pour into a deep well-greased and floured layer-cake pan. Cover the top thickly with diced peaches and then place in a small bowl

  • Six tablespoons of flour,
  • Four tablespoons of sugar,
  • Two tablespoons of shortening,
  • One teaspoon of cinnamon.

Rub between the tips of the fingers until crumbly and then spread on the top of the peaches and bake in a moderate oven for thirty minutes.

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