Delicate Cake Recipe from 1890

Delicate Cake Recipe from 1890

Join me as I try out Christmas recipes circa 1900!

This second recipe is for Delicate Cake from an 1890 cookbook.

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Delicate Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 c sweet milk (evaporated or whole milk)
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • ~1 tsp lemon flavoring (or could also use orange or almond)

Cream butter and sugar. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Add egg whites and milk to butter mixture, then flour mixture. Mix until creamy. Add flavoring. Butter and flour your cake tin before pouring in mixture. Bake at 350 for 30-50 minutes.


Want to learn more about cookbooks circa 1900?

Cookbooks from this era were incredibly influential in many scenes and characters in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries. I shared more about it in these three blogs:

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