Recipe: White Cake

One cup sugar, one-half cup butter, whites of nine eggs, two and three-fourths cups flour, one-fourth cup cornstarch, one cup milk, one teaspoon baking powder. Flavor with lemon. Beat sugar, butter, flour and milk together, then add eggs and baking powder. — Mrs. C. A. Frear.

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