Recipe: Spice Cake

  • 1/3 cup shortening 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar ¾ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup sour milk ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • 2 cups flour ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soda 1 cup raisins seeded and chopped

Cream shortening and sugar, add sour milk; add dry ingredients sifted together; beat well; add raisins, pour into a greased shallow pan, and bake half an hour in a moderate oven. Dust with confectioners’ sugar or cover with plain ICING.

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