Small sponge cakes with dried fruit and peel. Known from baker's lists and advertisements at least since 1850, disappearing after WWII.
Original Receipt from 'Saleable Shop Goods for Counter-Tray and Window:' by Frederick T Vine (Vine 1907)
No. 71.- Kensington Cakes,
2 lbs. soda flour; 10ozs. butter.
12ozs.. sugar. 8 ozs. sultanas.
6 oz. currants. 4 ozs. peel
6 eggs. Milk.
Mode, - Weigh the flour, fruit, and peel on to the board, cutting the peel up rather fine; cream up the butter and sugar, adding the eggs in the usual manner; mix in the flour and fruit with milk butter out some medium-sized round patty pans, and fill them with the mixture, using a palette knife for that purpose; dust over with sugar, lay a thin slice of peel on the top, set them on a baking-plate, and bake in a moderate oven. Sell at 1d. each.
Portsmouth Evening News - Thursday 16 June 1938
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