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Mrs Beeton's Cake Recipe

Re: part of cake recipe !!
From: Doug
Date: 7/12/2023, 6:43 AM
To: Phaedrus 

On 7/12/2023 2:01 AM, Doug wrote:

Hi again Phaedrus, Doug from Philippines !! I found about half of a cake recipe 
in an old cook book written on paper and was wondering if you might know anything 
about it ? The name is written Hickory Nut or Walnut Cake Layer Cake and then it 
says (Source: Book of household Management,1861)Two thirds of a cup of sweet milk, 
three cups of sifted flour and I think the next ingredient says a table spoon of 
powdered mace. Thank You for any help you can give me !!! . 
Douglas, Cebu, Philippines

Hello Doug,

Good to hear from you. Hope you are well.

"Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management" is a well-known 19th century cookbook and guide for housewives.

The recipe in question is below.


Hickory Nut or Walnut Layer Cake

Walnut Layer Cake Decorated With Whole Walnuts
(Source: "Book of Household Management" by Isabella Beeton, 1861)
Two cups of fine white sugar creamed with half a cup of butter, three eggs, 
two-thirds of a cup of sweet milk, three cups of sifted flour, one heaping 
teaspoonful of baking powder sifted through the flour; a tablespoonful(level) 
of powdered mace, 3/4 cup raisins, a coffee cup of hickory nut or walnut meats 
chopped a little, walnuts to decorate.

Fill the cake pans with a layer of the cake, then a layer of raisins upon that, 
then strew over these a handful of nuts, and so on until the pans are two-thirds full.

Line the tins with well-buttered paper and bake in a steady, but not quick, oven 
(about 325F). This is a most excellent Thanksgiving cake recipe.

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