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Poor Man's Cake
Cakes

Several receipt books of around 1900 carry receipts for a 'Poor Man's Cake', invariably soda-raised.


Original Receipt from the 'Stevenson Memorial Cook Book', 1919, Chicago, USA

POOR MAN'S CAKE
Mrs. K. Larson

One tablespoon butter; one cup sugar; one teaspoonful soda; one teaspoonful baking powder; two cups flour; one cup raisins; two teaspoons vanilla; one teaspoonful allspice; one cup sour milk; one egg beaten.




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