Quick Cake Recipe by Mrs. Belle De Graf

Quick Cake Recipe by Mrs. Belle De Graf

Mrs. De Graf’s Quick Cake

This quick cake recipe is a part of the instructional article that was done by Mrs. Belle De Graf’s newspaper column in 1919.  Check out the article for links to the other recipes: Layer Cake and Walnut Loaf Cake.

This posting contains the instructions for the Quick Cake and the alternative recipes to make an Apple Cake or Cottage Pudding with Chocolate Sauce.

Quick Cake Recipe

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup milk or water

1/3 cup melted shortening

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon lemon

Sift dry ingredients, beat, very light, add sugar gradually, beating with egg beater. When creamy add dry ingredients alternately with liquid, mixing well; add flavoring and melted shortening. Bake in two layers and put together with jelly or add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to the batter and bake in well-greased muffin pans.

quick cake recipe

Quick Cake Recipe by Mrs. De Graf

A quick cake recipe from 1919

Course Cake
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk or water
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon extract

Instructions

  1. Sift dry ingredients,beat, very light, add sugar gradually, beating with egg beater.

  2. When creamy add dry ingredients alternately with liquid, mixing well; add flavoring and melted shortening.

  3. Bake in two layers and put together with jelly or add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to the batter and bake in well-greased muffin pans.

Recipe Notes

APPLE CAKE

Use quick cake foundation. Pour batter in a shallow well greased pan, cover thickly with thinly sliced apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake in a moderate oven until apples are cooked. This cake is good hot or cold. Other fruits may be used such as bananas or cooked prunes.

 

COTTAGE PUDDING

Use half of quick cake foundation. Bake, cut in squares and serve with a chocolate sauce.

 

CHOCOLATE SAUCE

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon flour

1/2 cup ground chocolate

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup boiling water

1 teaspoon vanilla or

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix all the dry ingredients, add boiling water, and cook until thick, then add butter and vanilla.

 

Apple Cake Recipe

Use quick cake foundation. Pour batter in a shallow well greased pan, cover thickly with thinly sliced apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake in a moderate oven until apples are cooked. This cake is good hot or cold. Other fruits may be used such as bananas or cooked prunes.

apple cake

Cottage Pudding with Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Use half of quick cake foundation. Bake, cut in squares and serve with a chocolate sauce.

Cottage Pudding

Chocolate Sauce

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon flour

1/2 cup ground chocolate

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup boiling water

1 teaspoon vanilla or

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix all the dry ingredients, add boiling water, and cook until thick, then add butter and vanilla.

Chocolate Sauce

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