One cup of butter; one cup of sugar; one cup of molasses; one cup of strong coffee; four cups of flour; one pound of raisins; one-half pound of currants; one-quarter pound of citron; one teaspoonful of soda; two teaspoonsful of cream of tartar; one teaspoonful each of the spices. — Mrs. John C. Newton.
One cup of sugar; one cup of molasses; one cup of cold coffee; two-thirds cup of butter; five cups of flour; one teaspoonful of soda, cinnamon, cloves and fruit; like all cake is better after standing several days. — Miss Minnie Young.
One cup of sugar; one cup of molasses; one cup of coffee; one half cup of butter; one egg; three cups of flour; one teaspoonful of saleratus; one teaspoonful of all kinds of spice; one cup of raisins. — Lillian Barkalow, Mrs. J. E. Bronson.
Three pounds of flour; two pounds of sugar; one and one-half pounds of butter, (part lard improves it); three eggs; one quart of new milk; one penny's worth of yeast; spices; fruit; cream the butter and sugar; use part of it wet up warm; in the morning add the remainder of the sugar and butter, the eggs, spices, etc. Let it rise; then put it into pans; rise again; then bake slowly like bread. — Mrs. Joseph Bardwell.
FRENCH LOAF CAKE.
Three eggs; two cups of white sugar; two-thirds of a cup of butter; one cup of milk; three cups of flour; two teaspoonsful of baking powder, or use soda and cream of tartar; raisins, citron and currants; flavor with lemon. — Mrs. Cowan.
Four eggs; three cups of sugar; one and one-half cups of butter; one cup of milk; five cups of flour; one-half teaspoonful of soda; nutmeg or lemon; this makes two loaves. — Mrs. C. B. Prescott.
FRENCH LOAF WITHOUT EGGS.
Two cups of sugar; two cups of sweet milk; six cups of flour; three-fourths of a cup of butter; four teaspoonsful of cream of tartar; two teaspoonsful of soda; nutmeg; makes three loaves. — Mrs. Bond.
DELICATE FRUIT CAKE.
One and three-fourths cups of butter; two and one-half cups of pulverised sugar; cream them together; whites of eight eggs beaten to a froth; one cup of sweet milk; one teaspoonful of soda; two teaspoonsful of cream of tartar; one teaspoonful of mace; one-half tea-spoonful of vanilla; one nutmeg; five cups of flour; three pounds of fruit, raisins, currants and citron. — Miss Agnes Allyn.