Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Prince of Wales Cake - 1930

1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs (keep whites of 2 for frosting)
1 cup sour cream
2/3 pound of raisins
1 tsp soda
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 cup oil

Wash the raisins well in warm water, first dividing them and keeping one-third apart from the rest. Dry them with a cloth and spread out for a few minutes. Then put them through a food chopper, the two portions separately, putting aside the one-third for the frosting.

Mix together the brown sugar, yolks of 3 eggs and white of 1 egg. Add the sour cream and the larger portion of raisins. Stir in the dry ingredients which have been sifted together and add the oil. Bake in a moderate oven (350) in a loaf pan for 50 minutes, or in a shallow one for 35 minutes. Cover with a boiled frosting to which 1/3 pound of chopped raisins has been added.

Source: Everyday Recipes, copyright 1930, The Wesson Oil People, New Orleans, LA

7 comments:

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Zinnia Ridge said...

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Elizabeth Gilmore said...

yum, this sounds amazing!