Recipe: Snow Cake (Delicious)

One pound of arrowroot, quarter of a pound of pounded white sugar, half a pound of butter, the whites of six eggs, flavoring to taste of essence of almonds, or vanilla, or lemon; beat the butter to a cream; stir in the sugar and arrowroot gradually, at the same time beating the mixture; whisk the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth; add them to the other ingredients and beat well for twenty minutes; put in which-[Pg 297]ever of the above flavorings may be preferred; pour the CAKE into a buttered mold or tin and bake it in a moderate oven from one to one and a half hours.
This is a genuine Scotch recipe.

The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)