Friday, July 24, 2009

Economy Spiced Cake

Perfect for the 21st Century recession, this WWII recipe from Royal Baking Powder was a way for busy homemakers to add a sweet dessert to their busy wartime schedules. Let us know if you like it (recipe below).

Economy Spice Cake

¼ cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup dark corn syrup
2 cups cake flour
2 ½ teaspoons Royal Baking Powder (or other baking powder)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt

Cream shortening; add sugar slowly, beating in well. Add unbeaten egg, beat well. Blend water and syrup. Sift together dry ingredients and add alternately with liquid to first mixture. Bake in 2 greased eight-inch layer cake pans in moderate oven at 373 degrees F about 25 minutes. Makes 1 two-layer cake.

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